No one outside Limbaughland or Trumpville, Potemkin villages where no one will vote for Obama anyway, credited the humbug.
I like him so much—and he's such a humbug, and I don't think he knows that he's in the least a humbug.
Mrs M. is a humbug—not a drop of information can I get for love or money.
Elisabeth spoke severely; she was always merciless upon anything in the shape of humbug or snobbery.
The family is in that, as in so many other respects, a humbug.
Don't try and humbug me, or I'll——In God's name, tell me everything.
You know that is not a humbug; you know He has heard you when you knelt down and prayed.
Sir James particularly watched Fullerton, and at last he said to himself, "That fellow's no humbug."
Lincoln, even such as he is, contrives to humbug most of the Congressmen.
So ignorance, and humbug mark every step of this foremost among the pilots of a noble, high-minded, but too confiding people.
1751, student slang, "trick, jest, hoax, deception," also as a verb, of unknown origin. A vogue word of the early 1750s; its origin was a subject of much whimsical speculation even then.