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HOAX

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hoax mean? 

HOAX (noun)
  The noun HOAX has 1 sense:

1. something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage

  Familiarity information: HOAX used as a noun is very rare.


HOAX (verb)
  The verb HOAX has 1 sense:

1. subject to a playful hoax or joke

  Familiarity information: HOAX used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HOAX (noun)


Sense 1hoax [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

dupery; hoax; put-on; fraud; fraudulence; humbug

Hypernyms ("hoax" is a kind of...):

chicane; chicanery; guile; shenanigan; trickery; wile (the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hoax"):

goldbrick (anything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless)


HOAX (verb)


Sense 1hoax [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Subject to a playful hoax or joke

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

hoax; play a joke on; pull someone's leg

Hypernyms (to "hoax" is one way to...):

cozen; deceive; delude; lead on (be false to; be dishonest with)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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