humbug

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Noun[change]

Singular
humbug

Plural
humbugs

  1. A cheat, swindle, or trick.
    I was the victim of a humbug.

Verb[change]

Plain form
humbug

Third-person singular
humbug

Past tense
humbugged

Past participle
humbugging

Present participle
humbugs

  1. To humbug means to cheat, swindle, or trick.
    Don't humbug me.
    That salesman thinks he can humbug everybody.
    I was humbugged when I bought that used car.
    P. T. Barnum was accused of humbugging the public.
    Jack humbugs every customer.