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English definition of “humbug”

humbug

noun [U] (DISHONESTY)    /ˈhʌm.bʌɡ/
dishonest talk, writing, or behaviour that is intended to deceive people: the usual political humbugLies, lying and hypocrisyDishonest people
(Definition of humbug noun (DISHONESTY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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