Web Results

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humbug

A humbug is a person or object that behaves in a deceptive or dishonest way, often as a hoax ... His famous reference to Christmas, "Bah! Humbug!", declaring Christmas to be a fraud, is commonly used in stage and television versions ... There are many theories as to the origin of the term, none of which has been proven:.

joshmosey.wordpress.com/2012/12/20/the-origin-of-bah-humbug

Dec 20, 2012 ... And when one of those Scrooges says “Bah Humbug!” to you, don't you wonder what they are really saying? Well, have no fear. We'll dive in to ...

www.quora.com/What-does-bah-humbug-mean-and-where-did-the-saying-originate

The phrase may have originated earlier, but “Bah, humbug!” was popularized by Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, published in 1843. It is the favored saying ...

www.wordorigins.org/index.php/forums/viewthread/624

Here's what OED has to say on the origin. humbug, n. [A slang or cant word which came into vogue c1750. (An earlier date has been given in ...

forum.wordreference.com/threads/bah-humbug.1202497

Dec 9, 2008 ... Bah is just an expletive. It has no meaning. Humbug means a hoax, fraud or sham. It's origin is unknown, according to the dictionaries. It is first ...

www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Bah%20Humbug

An expression used to show digust at the Christmas season, made famous by the fictional character Ebinizer Scrooge in the Charles Dickens novel 'A Christmas ...

message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=63282

Jul 31, 2010 ... Bah! Humbug! Language. ... In other words, Scrooge is really saying "Bah! .... Wikipedia says the origin of the word is unknown, but one of the ...

www.dictionary.com/browse/humbug

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 ...

www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/humbug

Define humbug: something designed to deceive and mislead; a willfully false, deceptive, or insincere person ... getting the gang together for seasonal shenanigans designed to kick bah-humbug to the curb. ... Origin and Etymology of humbug.