Definition of Munchausen
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).
Generic synonyms: Anecdotist, Raconteur
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Literary usage of Munchausen
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Universal Anthology: A Collection of the Best Literature, Ancient by Richard Garnett, Leon i.e. Alexandre Le'on Valle'e, Léon Vallée, Alois Leonhard Brandl (1899)
"... known as Baron munchausen ; born at Bodenwerder, Hanover, in 1720 ; died there in 1797. He served in the Russian cavalry against the Turks (1737-1739), ..."
2. A Summer Cruise on the Coast of New England by Robert Carter (1888)
"A MARINE munchausen. —RATTLESNAKE SOUP.— A BIG SNAKE. —HELEN'S GROTTO. ... He was a marine munchausen of the first water, and his adventures were nearly as ..."
3. Literary Chapters by Walter Lionel George (1918)
"Too dull to be beaten and too big to be moved, Falstaff was the Englishman: 3 munchausen Exaggeration is a subtle weapon and it must be handled subtly. ..."
4. Routledge's Every Boy's Annual by Edmund Routledge (1865)
"Of course munchausen has felt the ardent passion. -U Not only has he himself loved all sorts ... Not for munchausen is the calm of retirement. Duty calls ! ..."