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Definition of Hoax


  1. A deception for mockery or mischief; a deceptive trick or story; a practical joke.
  2. To deceive by a story or a trick, for sport or mischief; to impose upon sportively.

Hoax Quotations

President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.
Clint Eastwood

I've never written a song in my life. It's all a big hoax.
Elvis Presley

The so-called assault weapons ban is a hoax. It is a political appeal to the ignorant. The guns it supposedly banned have been illegal for 78 years. Did the ban make them 'more' illegal? The ban addresses only the appearance of weapons, not their operation.
David Mamet

Athletes as role models and heroes is a hoax, a sick hoax. The men and women who are fighting in Iraq, they are the true heroes.
Gale Sayers

In a secular age, an authentic miracle must purport to be a hoax, in order to gain credit in the world.
Angela Carter
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Hoax Translations

hoax in Dutch is bedotten, beduvelen, beetnemen
hoax in French is attrape
hoax in German is narre, foppen
hoax in Swedish is lura, spratt

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