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Entry Word: humbug
Function: noun
Text: 1 an imitation that is passed off as genuine <tests showed that the "old" map of America was a cleverly made humbug> -- see FAKE 1
2 language, behavior, or ideas that are absurd and contrary to good sense <those UFO stories are a lot of humbug> -- see NONSENSE 1
3 one who makes false claims of identity or expertise <one humbug after another claimed to be the miraculously surviving daughter of the Russian czar> -- see IMPOSTOR