Definitions for hoaxhoʊks

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fraud, fraudulence, dupery, hoax, humbug, put-on(verb)

    something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage

  2. hoax, pull someone's leg, play a joke on(verb)

    subject to a playful hoax or joke


  1. hoax(Noun)

    Anything deliberately intended to deceive or trick.

  2. hoax(Verb)

    To deceive (someone) by making them believe something which has been maliciously or mischievously fabricated.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hoax(noun)

    a deception for mockery or mischief; a deceptive trick or story; a practical joke

  2. Hoax(verb)

    to deceive by a story or a trick, for sport or mischief; to impose upon sportively

  3. Origin: [Prob. contr. fr. hocus, in hocus-pocus.]


  1. Hoax

    A hoax is a deliberately fabricated falsehood made to masquerade as truth. It is distinguishable from errors in observation or judgment, or rumors, urban legends, pseudosciences or April Fools' Day events that are passed along in good faith by believers or as jokes.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Zalman Stern, former ITC hacker diety:

    Distributed file systems are a cruel hoax.

  2. Jean Anouilh:

    Talent is like a faucet while it is open, you have to write. Inspiration - a hoax fabricated by poets for their self-importance.

  3. Jean Anouilh:

    Talent is like a faucet; while it is open, you have to write. Inspiration? - a hoax fabricated by poets for their self-importance.

  4. Jeffrey Gundlach:

    The evidence that negative rates are harmful and not helpful has piled up to the point that the 'In Central Banks We Trust' mantra has finally been laid bare as a hoax.

  5. Emma Watson:

    I knew it was a hoax but I think a lot of people that were close to me knew gender equality was an issue but didn’t think it was that urgent, that it was a thing of the past.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • mystifikace, napálit, kachna, podvést, žert, podvodCzech
  • hereinlegen, Schabernack, Streich, Trick, anführenGerman
  • φάρσαGreek
  • bulo, filfaSpanish
  • huijata, huijausFinnish
  • duper, mystification, intox, canular, bernerFrench
  • מתחHebrew
  • átverésHungarian
  • frode, frodareItalian
  • ペテン, ペテンに掛ける, 悪戯, でっち上げJapanese
  • hoaxDutch
  • puss, bedragNorwegian
  • szalbierstwo, mistyfikacjaPolish
  • fraudar, fraudePortuguese
  • cioara vopsitaRomanian
  • трюк, разыграть, мистификация, розыгрыш, обман, разыгрыватьRussian

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