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  1. hoax
    IPA[hōks]
  2. noun

    • 1. a humorous or malicious deception:

      they recognized the plan as a hoax

    verb

    • 1. deceive with a hoax.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: hoax, plural noun: hoaxes

    • v.: verb: hoax, 3rd person present: hoaxes, gerund or present participle: hoaxing, past tense: hoaxed, past participle: hoaxed

    • noun

      a humorous or malicious deception:
    • verb

      trick or deceive (someone).
    • noun

      a telephone call made to trick or deceive someone for humorous or malicious purposes:
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