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Noun: Munchausen  'mún,chaw-zun
  1. German raconteur who told preposterous stories about his adventures as a soldier and hunter; his name is now associated with any telling of exaggerated stories or winning lies (1720-1797)
    - Munchhausen, Karl Friedrich Hieronymus von Munchhausen, Baron Munchausen

Derived forms: Munchausens

Type of: anecdotist, raconteur

Encyclopedia: Munchausen