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

  • a hoax 999 call

  • 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 .

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