Meaning of humbug
Pronunciation: (hum'bug"), [key]
— n., v., interj. -bugged, -bug•ging,
- something intended to delude or deceive.
- the quality of falseness or deception.
- a person who is not what he or she claims or pretends to be; impostor.
- something devoid of sense or meaning; nonsense: a humbug of technical jargon.
- a variety of hard mint candy.
- to impose upon by humbug or false pretense; delude; deceive.
- to practice humbug.
- humbug (Thesaurus)