humbug

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First in use about 1735-40, from hum ((dialectal and slang) to delude, impose on, cajole) + bug (a specter, goblin)

Noun[edit]

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humbug (plural humbugs)

  1. A hoax, prank or jest
  2. A fraud or sham
  3. A fraudster or cheat
  4. (UK) A type of chewy sweet (candy)

Translations[edit]

Interjection[edit]

humbug

  1. nonsense!

Verb[edit]

humbug (third-person singular simple present humbugs, present participle humbugging, simple past and past participle humbugged)

  1. To play a trick on.
  2. To cheat, swindle.

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhumbuɡ/
  • Hyphenation: hum‧bug

Noun[edit]

humbug (plural humbugok)

  1. humbug

Interjection[edit]

humbug

  1. humbug!