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Only a humbug would complain about this “Alice in Wonderland” like befuddlement.
‘LIAR’S DICTIONARY’ A FAB, QUEER TALE FOR LOVERS OF LANGUAGEKATHI WOLFEJANUARY 29, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
We all bow to the seor, and I wonder if he is really the private secretary, or a private humbug, waiting around to ensnare us.
GARDENS OF THE CARIBBEES, V. 1/2IDA MAY HILL STARR
Did the manufacturers of Alleotone feel downcast over the exposure of their humbug?
THE PROPAGANDA FOR REFORM IN PROPRIETARY MEDICINES, VOL. 1 OF 2VARIOUS
In brief, Dowds scientific method is nothing more than unscientific humbug.
THE PROPAGANDA FOR REFORM IN PROPRIETARY MEDICINES, VOL. 1 OF 2VARIOUS
You will find him in these pages, just the same humbug Wizard as before.
DOROTHY AND THE WIZARD IN OZL. FRANK BAUM
"The Wizard of Oz has always been a humbug," agreed Dorothy.
DOROTHY AND THE WIZARD IN OZL. FRANK BAUM
"He's only a humbug Wizard, though," said Dorothy, smiling at him.
DOROTHY AND THE WIZARD IN OZL. FRANK BAUM
These duels, by the by, are pieces of the most intense humbug that can be imagined.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE - VOLUME 55, NO. 343, MAY 1844VARIOUS
You can't cut those clouds into slices of cheese as you can them of that humbug of a Cloud Lowrain.
THE CONTINENTAL MONTHLY, VOL. 2, NO. 2, AUGUST, 1862VARIOUS
Even in those of the best schools, that need none of this clap-trap, there is a little humbug.
THE CONTINENTAL MONTHLY, VOL. 2, NO. 2, AUGUST, 1862VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO HUMBUG

  • bamboozled
  • bilked
  • cajoled
  • cheated
  • chicaned
  • coaxed
  • double-crossed
  • duped
  • flimflamed
  • fooled
  • hoaxed
  • hoodwinked
  • hornswoggled
  • humbuged
  • inveigled
  • misled
  • ripped off
  • rooked
  • sweet-talked
  • swindled
  • tricked
  • wheedled
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