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humbug

1. to annoy; an annoyance: Don't humbug me!
2. to bludge or beg cigarettes or drinks: Signs in hotels in Tennant Creek and Katherine state no humbugging allowed.


Contributor's comments: [Darwin informant] to humbug is to constantly pester/beg/ask for things - money, cigarettes, etc.: "Don't humbug me." "I get too much humbug from family." "No more humbug."

Contributor's comments: I remember humbug - it used to be used at Sunday School in the Kimberleys.