1.1(nonsense)patrañas femininepaparruchas feminine informal
- He shows no signs of worry that the company he keeps may mark him as a stonking humbug.
- He said: ‘It's definitely a case of humbug on the council's part.’
- This obesity debate is full of humbug and denial.
- Some environmentalists agree, but many of us think it's dangerous humbug.
- Is he a journalist for whom the principles of his profession override everything else, or is he a complete humbug who has lied to protect a source of information for a story which led to him winning an award for journalism?
- It would be humbug to pretend that authors at literary festivals have their minds on higher things than selling books.
- I can see in their teachings nothing but humbug, untainted by any trace of truth.
- From most of the preachers and all the humbugs they expect nothing else.
- Our mean-minded monarchists really are a bunch of humourless humbugs.
1.2(person)farsante masculineembaucador masculineembaucadora feminine
2British(sweet)caramelo de menta a rayas blancas y negras
- With coffee and humbugs, lunch tends to drift well into tea-time.
- Pulled candy can be made from a plain sugar syrup, as in humbugs.
- As part of her enterprise she shipped nostalgic English confection like humbugs and aniseed balls, to Navy men, tossing on the high seas.
- Aniseed balls originated as digestifs; humbugs developed from medieval cold cures; liquorice was thought good for coughs.
- The best buys include coffee beans, chocolate, mint humbugs and, of course, clotted cream shortbread.
- Bad information and bad guesses occasionally humbugged both, which they overcame by determination and the fighting qualities of their forces.