Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
HUMBUGHome Unix Machine - Brisbane User Group
Copyright 1988-2018, All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
"Doesn't anyone else know you're a humbug?" asked Dorothy.
When the boy gets calm, he will wonder why a great magician like me should have begged a boy like him to help me get out of this place; he will put this and that together, and will see that I am a humbug.
Glinda has taught our old Wizard a good many clever things, so he is no longer a humbug."
(Hear, hear.) He was bound to acknowledge that, personally, he entertained the highest regard and esteem for the honourable gentleman; he had merely considered him a humbug in a Pickwickian point of view.
For my part, I think half this republican talk sheer humbug. It is the educated, the intelligent, the wealthy, the refined, who ought to have equal rights and not the canaille."
"I have been informed that the Wonderful Wizard of Oz was nothing more than a humbug!"
You'll say we are a humbug. I won't say we are not; but all that sort of thing is intended to be, and must be.
"A humbug, again!" cried the old gentleman, growing more and more testy at these glimpses of Clifford's metaphysics.
Before I had been standing at the window five minutes, they somehow conveyed to me that they were all toadies and humbugs, but that each of them pretended not to know that the others were toadies and humbugs: because the admission that he or she did know it, would have made him or her out to be a toady and humbug.
"The Great Humbug! If you have found it, prithee point it out to me."
But the Roman Candle and the Bengal Light were quite indignant, and kept saying, "Humbug! humbug!" at the top of their voices.
`Christmas a humbug, uncle!' said Scrooge's nephew.