Definition of humbug:
hokeypokey, hypocrite, bunkum, hooey, deceit, hokum, lampoon, sendup, dishonesty, pseudo, garbage, applesauce, bilge, fake, story, fib, taradiddle, crock, moonshine, foul play, impostor, baloney, hoaxer, boloney, blarney, put on, beans, bosh, muck, quack, claptrap, mockery, snake oil, fudge, travesty, twaddle, parody, pretender, tarradiddle, faker, charade, flannel, slush, prank, flapdoodle, codswallop, fakir, caper, role player, blah, trick, malarkey, fraudulence, burlesque, drool, double-dealing, pseud, crapola, guff, quacksalver, balderdash, fraud, piffle, tommyrot, blather, hogwash, duplicity, true, silliness, humbuggery, punk, ringer, guile, nerts, smoke and mirrors, rot, sham, spoof, liar, poppycock, phony, drivel, politician, wheeler-dealer, bunk, misconduct, blatherskite, fiddlesticks, folly, tosh, antic, hoodoo, takeoff, fiddle-faddle, mountebank, blither, shammer, stupidity, tale, conman, corruption, counterfeit, cheat, nuts, crook, fiddle, pasquinade, dribble, bilgewater, senselessness, folderol, trumpery, foolishness, slobber, hoax, rubbish, horsefeathers, fixer, imposter, jazz, joke, bull, dupery, brown-nose, trash, charlatan.
" I should like to have one more good bit of fun," Ryan said; " but I expect you are right, Terence, in what you say about yourself, and it is no use our thinking to humbug Athlone again if you are not in it with us; besides, they are getting too sharp.- "With Moore At Corunna", G. A. Henty.
- "Charlie to the Rescue", R.M. Ballantyne.
- "The Living Link", James De Mille.