Definitions for hoaxhoʊks
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
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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