Humbuggery (See also Fraudulence, Trickery.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Humbuggery (See also Fraudulence, Trickery.)

  1. Barnum, P. T. (1810–1891) circus owner whose sideshows were sometimes fraudulent; wrote Humbugs of the World. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 234]
  2. Bilko, Sergeant bunco artist extraordinaire. [TV: “You’ll Never Get Rich” in Terrace II, 452–453]
  3. Face cunning butler, sets up scam in master’s absence. [Br. Lit.: The Alchemist]
  4. Mandeville supposed author of an exaggerated travelogue. [Br. Lit.: Voyage of Sir John Mandeville, Harvey, 511]
  5. Subtle charlatan, posing as alchemist, bilks hapless victims. [Br. Lit.: The Alchemist]
  6. Wizard of Oz false wizard takes up residence in Emerald City. [Am. Lit.: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz]