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leg-pull

[ leg-pool ]
/ ˈlɛgˌpʊl /
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noun

an amusing hoax, practical joke, or the like: The entire story was a hilarious leg-pull.

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Origin of leg-pull

First recorded in 1910–15

OTHER WORDS FROM leg-pull

leg-puller, noun
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leg-pull

noun

British informal a practical joke or mild deception
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