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(1):

(n.) A spirit of deception; cajolery; trickishness.

(2):

(n.) An imposition under fair pretenses; something contrived in order to deceive and mislead; a trick by cajolery; a hoax.

(3):

(n.) One who deceives or misleads; a deceitful or trickish fellow; an impostor.

(4):

(v. t.) To deceive; to impose; to cajole; to hoax.

Bibliography Information
Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Humbug'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​web/​h/humbug.html. 1828.