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Definition of humbug noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    humbug

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈhʌmbʌɡ//
     
    (old-fashioned)
     
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  1. 1[uncountable] dishonest language or behavior that is intended to trick people political humbug
  2. 2 [countable] a person who is not sincere or honest
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: humbug