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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 ?
And this was the tribute paid by the American public to the master who had given to it such tales of conjuring charm, of witchery and mystery as "The Fall of the House of Usher" and "Ligea; such fascinating hoaxes as "The Unparalleled Adventure of Hans Pfaall," "MSS.
The Daily Show host Trevor Noah became the latest victim of celebrity death hoaxes in 2017 after reports surfaced that he was shot dead while greeting his fans after a concert.
Facebook's News Feed VP Adam Mosseri addressed on Thursday the spread of hoaxes and fake news as well as what the social media site is doing about the issue.
In A History of Ambition in 50 Hoaxes, former children's librarian Gale Eaton examines history's hoaxes and asks why they still capture the collective imagination.
DarrenSandwell Huddersfield Primark socks: Retailer says plea note from Chinese worker is a hoax after second letter found I have not seen any convincing evidence that these notes are hoaxes.
The frequency of hoaxes is also growing and it s estimated that each year billions of hoax emails are sent around the world, designed to target customers of various brands and services.
The Health Minister added the hoaxes were a "massive drain" on Northern Ireland's public purse.
There were also 336 bogus calls made to the police, i ncludi ng 57 bomb hoaxes.
Thus, terrorist hoaxes pose a notable challenge for government agencies who must respond to them.
Now, in a bid to educate young people, the fire service is putting tapes of some hoaxes onto itswebsite and visiting schools to play them to children.
Real people in trouble might die while we are busy responding to hoaxes.
com) as [a source for] one-stop shopping for the scoop on Internet hoaxes.