—n. 1. something intended to delude or deceive.
2. the quality of falseness or deception.
3. a person who is not what he or she claims or pretends to be; impostor.
4. something devoid of sense or meaning; nonsense: a humbug of technical jargon. 5. Brit.a variety of hard mint candy.
—v.t. to impose upon by humbug or false pretense; delude; deceive.