Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The practice of humbug; false pretense; imposition.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The practice of imposition.

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  • noun dated trickery; deception

Etymologies

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humbug +‎ -ery

Examples

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  • Deception.

    May 12, 2008

  • Or, imperative, hum "buggery".

    May 12, 2008