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English definition of “humbug”

humbug

noun uk   /ˈhʌm.bʌɡ/ us  

humbug noun (DISHONESTY)

[U] dishonest talk, writing, or behaviour that is intended to deceive people: the usual political humbugLies, lying and hypocrisyDishonest people

humbug noun (SWEET)

[C] UK a hard sweet, usually with a mint taste and strips of two different colours on the outside: mint humbugsSweets
(Definition of humbug from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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