HyperDic: humbug

English > 4 senses of the word humbug:
NOUNcommunicationhumbug, baloney, boloney, bilgewater, bosh, drool, taradiddle, tarradiddle, tommyrot, tosh, twaddlepretentious or silly talk or writing
communicationhumbug, snake oilcommunication (written or spoken) intended to deceive
acthumbug, fraud, fraudulence, dupery, hoax, put-onsomething intended to deceive
VERBsocialhumbugtrick or deceive
humbug > pronunciation
Rhymesbedbug ... Winnipeg: 26 rhymes with ahg...
English > humbug: 4 senses > noun 1, communication
Meaningpretentious or silly talk or writing.
Synonymsbaloney, boloney, bilgewater, bosh, drool, taradiddle, tarradiddle, tommyrot, tosh, twaddle
Broadernonsense, bunk, nonsensicality, meaninglessness, hokumA message that seems to convey no meaning / meaning
Usage ofslang, cant, jargon, lingo, argot, patois, vernacularA characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
Spanishbobadas, boloney, chorradas, disparates, tonterías
Catalanbajanades, bestiesa, boloney, disbarat, poca-soltada, ximpleria
English > humbug: 4 senses > noun 2, communication
Meaningcommunication (written or spoken) intended to deceive.
Synonymsnake oil
Broadermisrepresentation, deceit, deceptionA misleading falsehood
English > humbug: 4 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningSomething intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage.
Synonymsfraud, fraudulence, dupery, hoax, put-on
NarrowergoldbrickAnything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless
Broadertrickery, chicanery, chicane, guile, wile, shenaniganThe use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
Spanishbulo, camelo, engañifa, engaño, filfa, fraude, mistificación, pastrana, patraña, trampa
Catalanfraudulència, innocentada, jugada, mistificació, trampa, truc
Verbshumbugtrick or deceive
English > humbug: 4 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningtrick or deceive.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody
Broaderdeceive, lead on, delude, cozenBe false to
Nounshumbugsomething intended to deceive

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