Dictionary.com

hoodwink

[ hood-wingk ]
/ ˈhʊdˌwɪŋk /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: hoodwink / hoodwinked / hoodwinking on Thesaurus.com

verb (used with object)

to deceive or trick.
Archaic. to blindfold.
Obsolete. to cover or hide.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!

In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Origin of hoodwink

First recorded in 1555–65; hood1 + wink1
hood·wink·a·ble, adjectivehoodwinker, nounun·hood·winked, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for hoodwink

hoodwink
/ (ˈhʊdˌwɪŋk) /

verb (tr)

to dupe; trick
obsolete to cover or hide
hoodwinker, noun
C16: originally, to cover the eyes with a hood, blindfold
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Essays. Emails. Everything. Get Help Now!