Part of speech: verb

To impose upon; deceive.

Part of speech: noun

An impostor or imposture; a sham.

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Usage examples "humbug":

  1. Your bank, gentlemen, said he, is a humbug. - "Quodlibet", John P. Kennedy.
  2. " Oz can do some good tricks, humbug or no humbug," announced Zeb, who was now feeling more at ease. - "Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz", L. Frank Baum..
  3. You're a humbug, Ayre! - "Father Stafford", Anthony Hope.