hoax

Definitions:

  • An act intended to deceive or trick.
  • Something that has been established or accepted by fraudulent means.
  • To deceive or cheat by using a hoax.
  • A humorous or mischievous deception; a practical joke; usually, a marvelous or exciting fabrication or fiction gravely related as a test of credulity.
  • One who misleads or deceives; a hoaxer; a humbug.
  • To deceive by an amusing or mischievous fabrication or fiction; play upon the credulity of.
  • A deception for mockery or mischief; a deceptive trick or story; a practical joke.
  • To deceive by a story or a trick, for sport or mischief; to impose upon sportively.
  • To deceive (someone) by making them believe something which has been maliciously or mischievously fabricated.
  • Anything <xref>deliberately</xref> <xref>intended</xref> to <xref>deceive</xref> or <xref>trick</xref>.
  • something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
  • subject to a playful hoax or joke
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