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hoax

 (hōks)
n.
1. An act intended to deceive or trick.
2. Something that has been established or accepted by fraudulent means.
tr.v. hoaxed, hoax·ing, hoax·es
To deceive or cheat by using a hoax.

[Perhaps alteration of hocus.]

hoax′er n.

hoax

(həʊks)
n
a deception, esp a practical joke
vb
(tr) to deceive or play a joke on (someone)
[C18: probably from hocus]
ˈhoaxer n

hoax

(hoʊks)

n., v. hoaxed, hoax•ing. n.
1. something intended to deceive or defraud.
v.t.
2. to deceive by a hoax; hoodwink.
[1790–1800; perhaps contraction of hocus]
hoax′er, n.

hoax


Past participle: hoaxed
Gerund: hoaxing

Imperative
hoax
hoax
Present
I hoax
you hoax
he/she/it hoaxes
we hoax
you hoax
they hoax
Preterite
I hoaxed
you hoaxed
he/she/it hoaxed
we hoaxed
you hoaxed
they hoaxed
Present Continuous
I am hoaxing
you are hoaxing
he/she/it is hoaxing
we are hoaxing
you are hoaxing
they are hoaxing
Present Perfect
I have hoaxed
you have hoaxed
he/she/it has hoaxed
we have hoaxed
you have hoaxed
they have hoaxed
Past Continuous
I was hoaxing
you were hoaxing
he/she/it was hoaxing
we were hoaxing
you were hoaxing
they were hoaxing
Past Perfect
I had hoaxed
you had hoaxed
he/she/it had hoaxed
we had hoaxed
you had hoaxed
they had hoaxed
Future
I will hoax
you will hoax
he/she/it will hoax
we will hoax
you will hoax
they will hoax
Future Perfect
I will have hoaxed
you will have hoaxed
he/she/it will have hoaxed
we will have hoaxed
you will have hoaxed
they will have hoaxed
Future Continuous
I will be hoaxing
you will be hoaxing
he/she/it will be hoaxing
we will be hoaxing
you will be hoaxing
they will be hoaxing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hoaxing
you have been hoaxing
he/she/it has been hoaxing
we have been hoaxing
you have been hoaxing
they have been hoaxing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hoaxing
you will have been hoaxing
he/she/it will have been hoaxing
we will have been hoaxing
you will have been hoaxing
they will have been hoaxing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hoaxing
you had been hoaxing
he/she/it had been hoaxing
we had been hoaxing
you had been hoaxing
they had been hoaxing
Conditional
I would hoax
you would hoax
he/she/it would hoax
we would hoax
you would hoax
they would hoax
Past Conditional
I would have hoaxed
you would have hoaxed
he/she/it would have hoaxed
we would have hoaxed
you would have hoaxed
they would have hoaxed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hoax - something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
chicanery, wile, shenanigan, trickery, guile, chicane - the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
goldbrick - anything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless
Verb1.hoax - subject to a playful hoax or joke
cozen, deceive, delude, lead on - be false to; be dishonest with

hoax

noun
1. trick, joke, fraud, con (informal), deception, spoof (informal), prank, swindle, ruse, practical joke, canard, fast one (informal), imposture His claim to have a bomb was a hoax.
verb
1. deceive, trick, fool, take in (informal), con (slang), wind up (Brit. slang), kid (informal), bluff, dupe, gull (archaic), delude, swindle, bamboozle (informal), gammon (Brit. informal), hoodwink, take (someone) for a ride (informal), befool, hornswoggle (slang) He recently hoaxed Nelson Mandela by pretending to be Tony Blair.
Translations
خُدْعَهيَخْدَع
napálitpodvéstpodvodfalešná zpráva
fupnummernarre
huijatahuijaus
blekking, bragîblekkja
ペテンペテンに掛ける
apgautiiškrėsti pokštąnemalonus pokštas
mānīšanāspiemānīttriks
falošná správaurobiť si dobrý deň z
potegavščina

hoax

[həʊks]
A. Nengaño m
B. VTengañar
C. CPD hoax call N llamada efectuada a la policía, los bomberos, etc. para dar un falso aviso de bomba, incendio, etc

hoax

[ˈhəʊks]
ncanular m
bomb hoax → fausse alerte f à la bombe
modif [call, threat] → faux(fausse)
a hoax call → un faux appel
a hoax bomb threat → une fausse alerte à la bombe
He was jailed for six months for making a hoax bomb threat → Il a été emprisonné pendant six mois pour une fausse alerte à la bombe.
vt
to be hoaxed by sb → être victime d'un canular de la part de qn

hoax

n (= practical joke)Streich m; (= trick etc)Trick m; (= false alarm)blinder Alarm; to play a hoax on somebodyjdm einen Streich spielen vtanführen, hereinlegen (inf); to hoax somebody into believing somethingjdm etw weismachen; we were completely hoaxedwir ließen uns anführen, wir fielen darauf herein
adj (Internet) hoax e-mailHoax m; hoax virus warningHoax m

hoax

:
hoax call
n a hoaxein blinder Alarm
hoax caller, hoaxer
n (in bomb scares etc) jd, der einen blinden Alarm auslöst
hoax story
nZeitungsente f

hoax

[həʊks]
1. nscherzo; (bomb scare) → falso allarme m
2. vtprendere in giro
he hoaxed me into believing that ... → mi ha fatto credere che...

hoax

(həuks) noun
a trick played to deceive people. There wasn't a bomb in the school at all – it was just a hoax.
verb
to trick. They found that they had been hoaxed.
play a hoax on
to carry out a trick on.
References in classic literature ?
Almost all electricians--the men who were supposed to know--pronounced the telephone an impossible thing; and those who did not openly declare it to be a hoax, believed that Bell had stumbled upon some freakish use of electricity, which could never be of any practical value.
I suspect a hoax is intended, but the instigators of it little knew whom they had to deal with.
To see a woman made for him and for motherhood to his children juggled away in this tragic travesty--it was a thing to rub one's eyes over, a nightmare, an illusion, a hoax.
That old man came flying to Colebrook three years ago all in black broadcloth (had lost his wife lately then), getting out of a third-class smoker as if the devil had been at his heels; and the only thing that brought him down was a letter--a hoax probably.
This thing," I exclaimed, "is a contemptible falsehood- a poor hoax - the lees of the invention of some pitiable penny-a-liner - of some wretched concoctor of accidents in Cocaigne.
Well, I thought over the matter all day, and by evening I was in low spirits again; for I had quite persuaded myself that the whole affair must be some great hoax or fraud, though what its object might be I could not imagine.
I stood for a few minutes with my heart in my boots, wondering whether the whole thing was an elaborate hoax or not, when up came a man and addressed me.
Now, at last, I saw the grim humor of the method they had adopted to do me this great honor, but that there was any hoax in the reality of the title they had conferred upon me was readily disproved by the sincerity of the congratulations that were heaped upon me by the judges first and then the nobles.
I recalled the excesses of my last crossing, and I prepared for some vast hoax at the last moment.
It was the greatest hoax of the nineteenth century.
Yet our invitation was either a complete hoax,--which was an inconceivable hypothesis,--or else we had good reason to think that important issues might hang upon our journey.
The Tories were at first delighted, but when they discovered the hoax became correspondingly indignant and Defoe was set in the pillory, and (for a short time) imprisoned.