Hoax (?), n. [Prob. contr. fr. hocus, in hocus-pocus.]

A deception for mockery or mischief; a deceptive trick or story; a practical joke.

Macaulay.

 

© Webster 1913.


Hoax, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hoaxed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Hoaxing.]

To deceive by a story or a trick, for sport or mischief; to impose upon sportively.

Lamb.

 

© Webster 1913.

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