masculine noun
1. (false piece of news) 
a. hoax 
¿Crees que realmente vieron un platillo volador o es un camelo?Do you think they really saw a flying saucer or it's a hoax?
Yo jamás usé tu coche sin tu permiso. ¡Es un camelo!I never used your car without your permission. That's a pack of lies!
2. (swindle) 
a. con 
Este producto no te dejará los abdominales marcados en cuatro semanas. Es un camelo.This product won't give you a six-pack in four weeks. This is a con.
b. humbug 
Ese camelo es otro de los tantos esquemas piramidales.That humbug is just another pyramidal scheme.
1. (engaño) 
a. no direct translation 
es puro cameloit's just humbug
2. (noticia falsa) 
a. hoax 
1 (timo) swindle
¡esto es un camelo! it's all a swindle!; me huele a camelo it smells fishy (familiar); there's something funny going on here
2 (mentira) humbug
dar camelo a algn (reírse) to make fun of sb; (engañar) to put one over on sb; a mí me da que es un camelo I don't believe a word of it (familiar)
3 (flirteo) flirtation; (coba) blarney
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