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Meaning & Definition of Hoax in English

English

Hoax

/hoʊks/

noun

1. Something intended to deceive

  • Deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
    synonym:
  • fraud
  • ,
  • fraudulence
  • ,
  • dupery
  • ,
  • hoax
  • ,
  • humbug
  • ,
  • put-on

verb

1. Subject to a playful hoax or joke

    synonym:
  • hoax
  • ,
  • pull someone's leg
  • ,
  • play a joke on

Examples of using

My grandpa believes that the moon landing was a hoax.