Definitions for: Hoax

[n] something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
[v] subject to a palyful hoax or joke

Webster (1913) Definition: Hoax, n. [Prob. contr. fr. hocus, in hocus-pocus.]
A deception for mockery or mischief; a deceptive trick or
story; a practical joke. --Macaulay.

Hoax, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hoaxed; p. pr. & vb. n.
To deceive by a story or a trick, for sport or mischief; to
impose upon sportively. --Lamb.

Synonyms: dupery, fraud, fraudulence, humbug, play a joke on, pull someone's leg, put-on

See Also: chicanery, cozen, deceive, delude, goldbrick, guile, lead on, Piltdown hoax, Piltdown man, shenanigan, trickery, wile

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