Münchhausen

[ mynkh-hou-zuh n ]
/ ˈmünxˌhaʊ zən /

noun

Karl Friedrich Hi·e·ro·ny·mus [kahrl free-drikh hee-ey-roh-ny-moo s] /kɑrl ˈfri drɪx ˌhi eɪˈroʊ nüˌmʊs/, Baron von [fuh n] /fən/, 1720–97, German soldier, adventurer, and teller of tales.
English Mun·chau·sen [muhn-chou-zuh n, muhnch-hou-, muhn-chaw-] /ˈmʌnˌtʃaʊ zən, ˈmʌntʃˌhaʊ-, mʌnˈtʃɔ-/.

OTHER WORDS FROM Münchhausen

Mun·chau·sen·ism, noun
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Munchausen
/ (German ˈmynçhauzən) /

noun

an exaggerated story
a person who tells such a story

Word Origin for Munchausen

C19: after Baron Münchhausen, subject of a series of exaggerated adventure tales written in English by R. E. Raspe (1737–94)
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