Humbugged
Humbug Hum"bug`, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Humbugged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Humbugging}.] To deceive; to impose; to cajole; to hoax. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • humbugged — hum·bug || hÊŒmbÊŒg n. deception, trickery, fraud; imposter, trickster v. deceive, trick, dupe, hoax …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Humbug — Hum bug , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Humbugged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Humbugging}.] To deceive; to impose; to cajole; to hoax. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Humbugging — Humbug Hum bug , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Humbugged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Humbugging}.] To deceive; to impose; to cajole; to hoax. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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