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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hoaxer - someone who plays practical jokes on othershoaxer - someone who plays practical jokes on others
bad hat, mischief-maker, trouble maker, troublemaker, troubler - someone who deliberately stirs up trouble


noun trickster, joker, prankster, spoofer (informal), humbug, bamboozler (informal), hoodwinker, practical joker She will enjoy permanent fame as a literary hoaxer.


[ˈhəʊksəʳ] N (esp Brit) → bromista mf
References in classic literature ?
Unfortunately for their hopes of learning some detail that could put them on the track of their hoaxer, they were soon compelled to accept the fact that M.
AN idiot hoaxer who claimed Isis planted 12 bombs at Intel's Irish factory could cost the US company [euro]2million, it emerged yesterday.
Here, the author, Manu Ampim exposes the myth of Willie Lynch by documenting the 20th century origin and fraudulent history of the Willie Lynch Speech and speculating, correctly, about the author's identity, forcing the admitted hoaxer to confess.
Phil Show" got the exclusive interview with the hoaxer and the interview was to be played out over two episodes, airing on Jan.
RANGERS star Fran Sandaza has been conned by an internet hoaxer into revealing his salary and future plans.
A WELSH barmaid was shocked to find out an internet hoaxer had been using her Facebook photos to enter modelling competitions.
Yesterday we told of RNLI crews being sent on a wild goose chase by a hoaxer, and only a few weeks ago we ran a front page story on a stag party attempting to climb Snowdon in their pyjamas.
Summary: John Terry's has backed England after a hoaxer claimed she was "not happy" with their performance against Algeria.
Either Cole is waiting by the phone or there's another hoaxer on the loose.
THE father of missing chef Claudia Lawrence said he had accepted an apology from the mother of an internet hoaxer who pretended to be his daughter.
The police suspect that alcohol was the cause of the accident," the Daily Star quoted the hoaxer as saying.
The figures come in the week that Northumbria Police - which noted a small drop in calls from 3,762 to 3,665 over the last year - saw a serial hoaxer jailed.