Definitions for hoaxhoʊks
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
hoaxhoʊks(n.; v.)hoaxed, hoax•ing.
(n.)something intended to deceive or defraud.
(v.t.)to deceive by a hoax; hoodwink.
Origin of hoax:
1790–1800; perh. contr. of hocus
fraud, fraudulence, dupery, hoax, humbug, put-on(verb)
something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
hoax, pull someone's leg, play a joke on(verb)
subject to a playful hoax or joke
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a trick or sth done to deceive people
a hoax email
Anything deliberately intended to deceive or trick.
To deceive (someone) by making them believe something which has been maliciously or mischievously fabricated.
a deception for mockery or mischief; a deceptive trick or story; a practical joke
to deceive by a story or a trick, for sport or mischief; to impose upon sportively
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.
Translations for hoax
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a trick played to deceive people
There wasn't a bomb in the school at all; – it was just a hoax.
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- 戲弄, 愚弄Chinese (Trad.)
- عملی مذاقUrdu
- trò chơi khămVietnamese
- 戏弄，愚弄Chinese (Simp.)
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