verb (used with object)
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Origin of hoax
OTHER WORDS FROM hoaxhoaxer, nounun·hoaxed, adjective
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How to use hoax in a sentence
The social network announced its new rules for ads on Tuesday, expanding a previous policy against ads touting vaccine hoaxes.Facebook defends decision to leave anti-vaccine posts untouched as it bans anti-vaxxer ads|Danielle Abril|October 13, 2020|Fortune
I thought I’d be having to deal with a lot more people thinking coronavirus is a hoax.What’s It Like to Be a Contact Tracer? We Spoke With 3 to Find Out.|by Logan Jaffe|October 1, 2020|ProPublica
In the last 12 hours, the President had tweeted repeatedly about his poll numbers and various alleged hoaxes and conspiracies, but issued no statements about the tie-up between Oracle and TikTok.Twitter users sound off about Oracle’s TikTok deal|Jeff|September 14, 2020|Fortune
Americans might have been less conflicted had they known that the baby incubator story was a hoax.
Within segments of the political blogosphere, global warming is dismissed as either a hoax or so uncertain as to be unworthy of response.
Jacintha Saldanha died in 2012, after receiving the hoax call to a London hospital treating the Duchess of Cambridge.
Hardly anyone, certainly no polite person, ever mentions the Tawana Brawley hoax anymore.
Are American leaders to pretend now that they perpetrated a hoax on Ukrainian leaders?Les Gelb Puts Russia in Its Place—and Critics in Theirs|Leslie H. Gelb|April 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At the time, authorities in Leizhou denied the reports, asserting that the newspaper had been the victim of a hoax.Why Do Chinese Oligarchs Secretly Love Illegal Tiger Meat?|Jake Adelstein|March 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If this is all a hoax, Detweiler is a master of the charade.The Mystery of FluteDrop: D.J. Detweiler Pairs Miley Cyrus With Woodwinds|Gideon Resnick|March 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The fact that the whole affair subsequently proved to be a hoax would not in the least disturb Hunt.The Weight of the Crown|Fred M. White
It was another hoax, and a most daring and gigantic one, on the part of Jack and his friends, upon their long-suffering tutor.Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks|Bracebridge Hemyng
The atmosphere is perfect for our hoax and several of us who are "in the know" feel sort of creepy as we wait for the next flash.My Wonderful Visit|Charlie Chaplin
Almost immediately it was announced that the news of the victory had been a hoax.Dross|Henry Seton Merriman
Smiling in appreciation of the proposed hoax the widow took a step or two.From Place to Place|Irvin S. Cobb