Mun·​chau·​sen | \ ˈmənˌchau̇zᵊn, ˈmu̇n- also ˈmənˌchȯz- or ˌmənˈ- or mu̇nˈ- \

Definition of Munchausen

: 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 possible— C. D. Ley

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History and Etymology for Munchausen

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 3 Aug. 2020.

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