karl friedrich h. munchausen

Münchhausen

[mynkh-hou-zuhn]
noun
Karl Friedrich Hieronymus [kahrl free-drikh hee-ey-roh-ny-moos] , Baron von [fuhn] , 1720–97, German soldier, adventurer, and teller of tales.
English Munchausen [muhn-chou-zuhn, muhnch-hou-, muhn-chaw-] .

Munchausenism, noun
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munchhausen

noun
German raconteur who told preposterous stories about his adventures as a soldier and hunter; his name is now associated with any telling of exaggerated stories or winning lies (1720-1797) 
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