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Origin of humbug

First recorded in 1730鈥40; origin uncertain

OTHER WORDS FROM humbug

humbugger, noun
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How to use humbug in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for humbug

humbug
/ (藞h蕦m藢b蕦伞) /

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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