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Definition of humbug:

  1. A spirit of deception; cajolery; trickishness.
  2. An imposition under fair pretenses; something contrived in order to deceive and mislead; a trick by cajolery; a hoax.
  3. One who deceives or misleads; a deceitful or trickish fellow; an impostor.
  4. To deceive; to impose; to cajole; to hoax.


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