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Which of the options below is the best punctuation for the sentence? It__s your turn to pick the movie __ but your sister gets to pick the board game we _ re going to play.

Origin of humbug

First recorded in 1730–40; origin uncertain

OTHER WORDS FROM humbug

hum·bug·ger, 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)

Derived forms of humbug

humbugger, nounhumbuggery, noun

Word Origin for humbug

C18: of unknown origin
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