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  Definition of humbug
  1. something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
  2. communication (writen or spoken) intended to deceive
  3. pretentious or silly talk or writing
  4. trick or deceive
Similar Words: fraud, fraudulence, dupery, hoax, put-on, snake oil, baloney, boloney, bilgewater, bosh, drool, taradiddle, tarradiddle, tommyrot, tosh, twaddle

 

Hyponyms: goldbrick, Piltdown man, Piltdown hoax

 

Derivational Morphology: gull, dupe, slang, befool, cod, fool, put on, take in, put one over, put one across, hoax, pull someone's leg, play a joke on, chatter, piffle, palaver, prate, tittle-tattle, twaddle, clack, maunder, prattle, blab, gibber, tattle, blabber, gabble, fraud, fraudulence, dupery, put-on

 

 
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