hoax

Part of speech: noun

HOAXER.

Part of speech: verb

To play a trick upon.

Part of speech: noun

A deception practised for sport.

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Usage examples "hoax":

  1. " Sometimes I think I'm helping put over a gigantic hoax on these people. - "Black Man's Burden", Dallas McCord Reynolds.
  2. I began to half fancy myself the victim of some sort of hoax. - "Palos of the Dog Star Pack", J. U. Giesy.
  3. Is it possible that you have lent yourself to some cruel hoax, monsieur? - "The Thirteen", Honore de Balzac.