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humbug 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/ˈhəmˌbəg/,
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humbugs, plural;
  1. Deceive; trick
    • - to humbug his humble neighbors was not difficult
  2. Act like a fraud or sham

Noun
  1. Deceptive or false talk or behavior
    • - his comments are sheer humbug
  2. A hypocrite
    • - you see what a humbug I am
  3. A hard candy, esp. one flavored with peppermint


  1. baloney: pretentious or silly talk or writing
  2. trick or deceive
  3. communication (written or spoken) intended to deceive
  4. Humbug is an old term meaning hoax or jest. While the term was first described in 1751 as student slang, its etymology is unknown. ...
  5. Humbug is a term applied to various forms of begging and domestic violence in rural and remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory, Australia. The term refers primarily to the practice of demanding money from relatives, often violently. ...
  6. Humbug is the third studio album by English indie rock band Arctic Monkeys, released August 24, 2009 on Domino Records.
  7. Buck Mitty, known as Humbug, is a fictional character that appeared in the Marvel Comics universe. Humbug was originally a super-villain but later became a super-hero and a member of the Heroes for Hire.
  8. Humbug was a humor magazine edited by Harvey Kurtzman with satirical jabs at movies, television, advertising and various artifacts of popular culture, from cereal boxes to fashion photographs. ...
  9. Humbugs are a traditional hard boiled sweet available in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. They are usually flavoured with peppermint and striped in two different colours (often brown and tan). They have a hard outside and a soft toffee centre. ...
  10. "Humbug" is the twentieth episode of the second season of American science fiction television series The X-Files. It was written by Darin Morgan and directed by Kim Manners. Morgan had previously appeared in a guest role as the Flukeman in an earlier episode of that season called "The Host". ...
  11. Humbug is a text-based adventure video game game written by British programmer Graham Cluley in 1990. The game is set at Christmas, and features the character of Sidney Widdershins as he arrives as his Grandad's mansion for the winter school holidays.
  12. A hoax, prank or jest; A fraud or sham; A fraudster or cheat; A type of chewy sweet (candy); To play a trick on; To cheat, swindle; nonsense!
  13. nonsense, rubbish; used to express disbelief or disgust; something intended to deceive; a hoax or fraud. This was Ebenezer Scrooge's favorite word in A Christmas Carol.
  14. colloquially, a hoax, imposition, fraud, or sham (1751); used interjectionally to mean "stuff and nonsense" (1825); in slang, to deceive or cheat.
  15. After a tragic accident, the rock group "Singing Insect" became known as the "Humbug".
  16. 1. a hard, boiled, peppermint sweet or lolly with decorative stripes. 2. a cheat; deceitful, low person. 3. nonsense; rubbish; drivel; insincere and worthless talk.
  17. A deception, hoax, imposter.
  18. nonsense, a sham, a hoax
  19. by Les Martin (Humbug)
  20. a large talking insect who acts as the anti-hero