Definition of Hoax. Meaning of Hoax. Synonyms of Hoax

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Definition of Hoax

Hoax
Hoax Hoax, n. [Prob. contr. fr. hocus, in hocus-pocus.] A deception for mockery or mischief; a deceptive trick or story; a practical joke. --Macaulay.
Hoax
Hoax Hoax, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hoaxed; p. pr. & vb. n. Hoaxing.] To deceive by a story or a trick, for sport or mischief; to impose upon sportively. --Lamb.

Meaning of Hoax from wikipedia

- A hoax is a falsehood deliberately fabricated to masquerade as the truth. It is distinguishable from errors in observation or judgment, rumors, urban legends...
- The Hoax is a 2006 American drama film starring Richard Gere, directed by Swedish filmmaker L****e Hallström. The screenplay by William Wheeler is based...
- The U.S. Presidential IQ hoax was a mid-2001 e-mail and internet hoax that purported to provide a list of estimated IQs of the U.S. Presidents from Franklin...
- The Taxil hoax was an 1890s hoax of exposure by Léo Taxil intended to mock not only Freemasonry but also the Catholic Church's opposition to it. Léo Taxil...
- all elements of the Apollo program and the ****ociated Moon landings were hoaxes staged by NASA, possibly with the aid of other organizations. The most notable...
- A computer virus hoax is a message warning the recipients of a non-existent computer virus threat. The message is usually a chain e-mail that tells the...
- A death hoax is a deliberate report of someone's death that is later proven to be untrue . In some cases it might be because the person has intentionally...
- The Dreadnought hoax was a practical joke pulled by Horace de Vere Cole in 1910. Cole tricked the Royal Navy into showing their flagship, the battleship...
- The "Balloon Boy" hoax occurred on October 15, 2009, when a homemade helium-filled gas balloon shaped to resemble a silver flying saucer was released into...
- of hoax". Cbssports.com. Retrieved March 29, 2013. Myerberg, Paul (January 16, 2013). "Report: Manti Te'o's inspirational girlfriend story a hoax". USAToday...
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