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Noun: hoax  howks
  1. Something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
    - fraud, fraudulence, dupery, humbug, put-on, spoof
Verb: hoax  howks
  1. Subject to a playful hoax or joke
    - pull someone's leg, play a joke on

Derived forms: hoaxing, hoaxes, hoaxed

Type of: chicane, chicanery, cozen, deceive, delude, guile, lead on, shenanigan, trickery, wile

Encyclopedia: Hoax