humbug Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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uk   us   /ˈhʌm.bʌɡ/

humbug noun (DISHONESTY)

[U] dishonesttalk, writing, or ​behaviour that is ​intended to ​deceivepeople: the ​usualpolitical humbug

humbug noun (SWEET)

[C] UK a hard ​sweet, usually with a minttaste and ​strips of two different ​colours on the ​outside: mint humbugs
(Definition of humbug from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “humbug”
in Chinese (Simplified) 不诚实, 谎话, 骗局…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不誠實, 謊話, 騙局…
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