Definition of Munchhausen

1. Noun. 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).




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Literary usage of Munchhausen

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1. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1861)
"He was descended from the so called white branch of the Munchhausen family, served in his youth as a cavalry officer in the Russian army, and passed his ..."

2. Main Currents in Nineteenth Century Literature by Georg Morris Cohen Brandes (1905)
"Of all his works only one is still read, his novel, Munchhausen; ... In its construction, Munchhausen, following the general rule of the Romantic tales, ..."

3. The Popular Encyclopedia: Being a General Dictionary of Arts, Sciences by Daniel Keyte Sandford, Thomas Thomson, Allan Cunningham (1837)
"Munchhausen, JEROME CHARLES FREDERIC VON, the original of the well-known narrator ... Munchhausen was very angry at tlie liberty thus taken with his name, ..."

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