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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
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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.
In March he won pounds 50,000 libel damages, after being accused by Irish writer Noel O'Gara of setting up Humble as the hoaxer.
A DIM hoaxer sparked a huge police hunt for a body - when he told the RAC he had run down a 14-year-old boy and dumped his body in a bush.
Terrified at the thought of the hoaxer being in her house, she changes the locks But it seems the culprit has slipped up, as a spot of blood on the card could reveal his or her identity.
The suspected hoaxer is told the call is being recorded and the recording will be sent to the police if it turns out to be false.
THE Yorkshire Ripper hoaxer known as Wearside Jack had a fascination with the original Jack The Ripper, but admitted to police that what he had done was "evil", a court heard yesterday.
Staff at St Andrew's Catholic Primary School, in Windrush Close, Solihull, had to evacuate the school twice after a hoaxer called claiming there was a bomb on the school grounds.
A 49-YEAR-OLD man was remanded in custody today in connection with the infamous Ripper hoaxer Wearside Jack.
Neither has the infamous hoaxer who sent an audio tape and three letters to police in 1978 claiming to be the Yorkshire Ripper.
Any hoaxer caught for making calls before midnight last night would face only a possible six-month sentence or - more likely - a pounds 500 fine.
A HOAXER has been given an Asbo banning him from making 999 calls, except in emergencies.
A HOAXER who impersonated a firefighter in this summer's flooding crisis walked free from court yesterday.