HyperDic: hoax

English > 2 senses of the word hoax:
NOUNacthoax, fraud, fraudulence, dupery, humbug, put-onsomething intended to deceive
VERBsocialhoax, pull someone's leg, play a joke onsubject to a playful hoax or joke
hoax > pronunciation
Soundshhow'ks
Rhymescoax ... Ochs: 4 rhymes with owks...
English > hoax: 2 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningSomething intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage.
Synonymsfraud, fraudulence, dupery, humbug, put-on
NarrowergoldbrickAnything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless
Broadertrickery, chicanery, chicane, guile, wile, shenaniganThe use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
Spanishbulo, camelo, engañifa, engaño, filfa, fraude, mistificación, pastrana, patraña, trampa
Catalanfraudulència, innocentada, jugada, mistificació, trampa, truc
Verbshoaxsubject to a playful hoax or joke
English > hoax: 2 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningsubject to a playful hoax or joke.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymspull someone's leg, play a joke on
Broaderdeceive, lead on, delude, cozenBe false to
Spanishgastar una broma
Nounshoaxsomething intended to deceive
hoaxersomeone who plays practical jokes on others

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