Definitions for hoaxhoʊks

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hoaxhoʊks(n.; v.)hoaxed, hoax•ing.

  1. (n.)something intended to deceive or defraud.

  2. (v.t.)to deceive by a hoax; hoodwink.

Origin of hoax:

1790–1800; perh. contr. of hocus


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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. hoax(noun)ʊks

    a trick or sth done to deceive people

    a hoax email


  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


  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.

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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