ˈmu̇n- also ˈmənˌchȯz- or ˌmənˈ- or mu̇nˈ-
: of, relating to, or resembling the fabulous stories of his exploits told by Baron Munchausen
mystify people by making them swallow as many of his more or less Munchausen stories as possibleC. D. Ley

Word History


after Baron Karl Friedrich Hieronymus von Münchhausen †1797 German huntsman and soldier famous for his tall tales

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“Munchausen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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