insincere or dishonest words or behaviour:
He dismissed the Prime Minister's comments as 'pure humbug'.
2 [countable] British EnglishDFF
a hard sweet made from boiled sugar, usually with a peppermint taste
3 [countable] old-fashioned
someone who behaves in a dishonest or insincere way, for example by pretending to be someone they are not [= imposter]