Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun hoax

1 sense of hoax

Sense 1
fraud, fraudulence, dupery, hoax, humbug, put-on -- (something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage)
       => trickery, chicanery, chicane, guile, wile, shenanigan -- (the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them))

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb hoax

1 sense of hoax

Sense 1
hoax, pull someone's leg, play a joke on -- (subject to a playful hoax or joke)
       => deceive, lead on, delude, cozen -- (be false to; be dishonest with)

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