- pretentious or silly talk or writing
- something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
A humbug is a person or object that behaves in a deceptive or dishonest way, often as a hoax or in jest. The term was first described in 1751 as student slang, and recorded in 1840 as a `nautical phrase`. It is now also often used as an exclamation to mean nonsense or gibberish. When referring to a person, a humbug means a fraud or impostor, imp.....Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humbug
• (n.) An imposition under fair pretenses; something contrived in order to deceive and mislead; a trick by cajolery; a hoax. • (v. t.) To deceive; to impose; to cajole; to hoax. • (n.) A spirit of deception; cajolery; trickishness. • (n.) One who deceives or misleads; a deceitful or trickish fellow; an impostor.Humbug: words in ...Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/humbug/
communication (written or spoken) intended to deceiveFound on https://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20974
trick or deceiveFound on https://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20974
Humbug is a term applied to various forms of begging and domestic violence in rural and remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory, Australia. The term refers primarily to the practice of demanding money from relatives, often violently. A report in The Australian described the practice as a regular occurrence, `dee...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humbug_(Aboriginal)
Humbug was a humor magazine edited 1957–1958 by Harvey Kurtzman with satirical jabs at movies, television, advertising and various artifacts of popular culture, from cereal boxes to fashion photographs. Nine of the eleven issues were published in a black-and-white comic book-sized format. With fatally accurate irony, Kurtzman d...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humbug_(magazine)
[ Prob. from hum
to impose on, deceive + bug
a frightful object.] 1.
An imposition under fair pretenses; something contrived in order to deceive and mislead; a trick by cajolery; a hoax. 2.
A spirit of deception; cajolery; trickishness. 3.
One who d...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/H/69
Hum'bug` transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Humbugged
; present participle & verbal noun Humbugging
.] To deceive; to impose; to cajole; to hoax. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/H/69
A humbug is a usually striped, boiled sweet with a chewy centre and peppermint flavoured.Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/QH.HTM
A trade name for an isolation transformer (to remove earth or ground loops).
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Humbug is old English for a cheat, a confidence trick, a hoax, a deception. Hence in Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' Scrooge refers to Christmas as 'humbug' he means Christmas is a confidence trick.Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/AH.HTM
nonsense, rubbish; used to express disbelief or disgust; something intended to deceive; a hoax or fraud. This was Ebenezer Scrooge's favorite word in A Christmas Carol.Found on http://charlesdickenspage.com/glossary.html
- trick or deceiveFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=humbug
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