hoax definition

  • noun:
    • An act designed to deceive or fool.
    • a thing that happens to be founded or acknowledged by fraudulent means.
    • any such thing intentionally meant to deceive or deceive.
    • A deception for mockery or mischief; a deceptive trick or tale; a practical laugh.
    • A humorous or naughty deception; a practical laugh; frequently, a marvelous or exciting fabrication or fiction gravely related as a test of credulity.
    • a person who misleads or deceives; a hoaxer; a humbug.
    • something designed to deceive; deliberate trickery designed to gain a bonus
  • verb-transitive:
    • To deceive or cheat by making use of a hoax.
    • To deceive by a story or a trick, for recreation or mischief; to impose upon sportively.
  • verb:
    • To deceive (some body) by simply making them think a thing that has-been maliciously or mischievously fabricated.
    • subject to a playful hoax or laugh
  • others:
    • To deceive by an amusing or mischievous fabrication or fiction; play upon the credulity of.

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