Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Word of the day: humbug

The word of the day is humbug:

British. a variety of hard mint candy. (

"In the larder off the kitchen, tins of bully beef and peas and pears sat on shelves beside sardines and sugar and a big jar of humbugs, of which the late Mrs. Docherty had been legendarily fond."

 - M. L. Stedman, The Light Between Oceans (2012)

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