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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.
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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
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noun trickster, joker, prankster, spoofer (informal), humbug, bamboozler (informal), hoodwinker, practical joker She will enjoy permanent fame as a literary hoaxer.
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[ˈhəʊksəʳ] N (esp Brit) → bromista mf
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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.
A MOUNTAIN rescue expert has slammed the "irresponsible" hoaxer who sent 16 volunteers into Snowdonia to look for him at the weekend.
Mr Carney was tricked into an email exchange discussing former Bank governor Eddie George's drinking habits with the hoaxer, who pretended to be Anthony Habgood, chairman of the Court of the Bank of England.
Prank call from hoaxer Kevin Peter Hussey, prosecuting, said he dialled 999 from a phone box in Argyle Street, Birkenhead, at 2.08pm on July 23.
Last week a hoaxer admitted a "sighting" in Glasgow was faked.
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.
Only yesterday we reported on a Wrexham bomb hoaxer being told he faces a lengthy custodial sentence, so why not bring in punishments for those people who without thinking are forced to call upon our brave rescue teams?
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.