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  Definition of hoax
  1. something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
  2. subject to a palyful hoax or joke
Similar Words: fraud, fraudulence, dupery, humbug, put-on, pull someone's leg, play a joke on

 

Hyponyms: goldbrick, Piltdown man, Piltdown hoax

 

Derivational Morphology: gull, dupe, slang, befool, cod, fool, put on, take in, put one over, put one across, humbug, pull someone's leg, play a joke on, fraud, fraudulence, dupery, put-on, prankster, cut-up, trickster, tricker, hoaxer, practical joker

 

 
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