Definition Of hoax
a humorous or malicious deception.
they recognized the plan as a hoax
deceive with a hoax.
I now have reason to believe that in unraveling a hoax I was hoaxed myself.
Example Of hoax
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A hoax bomb, consisting of a plastic bag with wires and batteries taped to it, was found inside the concert hall on the same day.
A few years ago, of course, Frances, one of the girls, admitted that they had hoaxed everybody.
A funeral urn full of ashes left in a Salford cab may have been part of an elaborate hoax by Irish pranksters.
A suspicious device discovered outside the home of a prison officer turned out to be an elaborate hoax .