humbug

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humbug

noun

Definition of HUMBUG

1
an imitation that is passed off as genuine <tests showed that the old map of America was a cleverly made humbug>
Synonyms counterfeit, forgery, hoax, humbug, phony (also phoney), sham
Near Antonyms original
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>

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