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Humbug

DEFINITION

(Old-fashioned) Nonsense. Exasperated response to someone’s words or actions. Made most noteworthy¬† in Dicken’s A Christmas Carol as “bah humbug’ by Ebenezer Scrooge.

Also, a person can be a humbug if they show no appreciation for simple efforts.

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