verb (used with object)
- hoary marmot,
- hoban, james,
- hobart, garret augustus
Origin of hoax
Examples from the Web for hoax
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
Does that look as if I tried to hoax the world for sordid gain, as my enemies would like the public to believe?
I was declared a brazen cheat who had concocted the most colossal lie of ages whereby to hoax an entire world for gain.
The next time Mrs. Traynor receives a sudden message about her baby it will not be a hoax.The Mask|Arthur Hornblow
It was difficult for her to make up her mind whether or not the entire arrangement was a hoax.
There is always a reason for wanting to perpetrate the hoax, or a reason for believing it will be believed.Mince PieAuthor: Christopher Darlington MorleyRelease Date: October 10, 2004 [eBook #13694]|Christopher Darlington Morley
Word Origin for hoax
1796 (v.), 1808 (n.), probably an alteration of hocus "conjurer, juggler" (1630s), or directly from hocus-pocus. Related: Hoaxed; hoaxing.