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hoodwink

[ hood-wingk ]
/ ˈhʊdˌwɪŋk /
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verb (used with object)
to deceive or trick.
Archaic. to blindfold.
Obsolete. to cover or hide.
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Origin of hoodwink

First recorded in 1555–65; hood1 + wink1

OTHER WORDS FROM hoodwink

hood·wink·a·ble, adjectivehood·wink·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hoodwink

hoodwink
/ (ˈhʊdˌwɪŋk) /

verb (tr)
to dupe; trick
obsolete to cover or hide

Derived forms of hoodwink

hoodwinker, noun

Word Origin for hoodwink

C16: originally, to cover the eyes with a hood, blindfold
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