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Origin of humbug

First recorded in 1730–40; origin uncertain
humbugger, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for humbug

humbug
/ (ˈhʌmˌbʌɡ) /

noun

a person or thing that tricks or deceives
nonsense; rubbish
British a hard boiled sweet, usually flavoured with peppermint and often having a striped pattern

verb -bugs, -bugging or -bugged

to cheat or deceive (someone)
humbugger, nounhumbuggery, noun
C18: of unknown origin
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