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(an exclamation of contempt or annoyance):
Bah! Humbug!
Contemporary Examples

Scientists often say, “bah humbug, this cannot work,” which only means that it cannot work with existing technology.
Is Paris Hilton Killing Science? Nash Landesman April 14, 2009

Republicans had their chance and all they could say was “bah Humbug.”
Obama’s Game-Changing Win Eric Alterman December 23, 2009

an expression of contempt or disgust

exclamation of contempt, 1817, perhaps c.1600, probably from French bah, Old French ba, expressing surprise, scorn, dismay. Perhaps simply a natural exclamation in such situations; cf. Greek babai!, an exclamation of surprise.


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