What does the word hoax mean?

    Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To play a trick upon.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A deception practised for sport.

Usage examples for hoax

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