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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hum·bug /ˈhʌmˌbʌg/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hum·bug n.
 1. An imposition under fair pretenses; something contrived in order to deceive and mislead; a trick by cajolery; a hoax.
 2. A spirit of deception; cajolery; trickishness.
 3. One who deceives or misleads; a deceitful or trickish fellow; an impostor.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hum·bug, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Humbugged p. pr. & vb. n. Humbugging ] To deceive; to impose; to cajole; to hoax.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: pretentious or silly talk or writing [syn: baloney, boloney,
            bilgewater, bosh, drool, taradiddle, tarradiddle,
            tommyrot, tosh, twaddle]
      2: communication (writen or spoken) intended to deceive [syn: snake
      3: something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended
         to gain an advantage [syn: fraud, fraudulence, dupery,
          hoax, put-on]
      v : trick or deceive
      [also: humbugging, humbugged]