an amusing hoax, practical joke, or the like: The entire story was a hilarious leg-pull.
Origin of leg-pull
First recorded in 1910–15Related formsleg-pull·er, noun
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
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Historical Examples of leg-pull
Heaven knows who invented the story, but it sounds like a "leg-pull," which had got out of hand and spread like a disease.
The Australian has a habit of pulling his mate's leg, and being on his guard against a leg-pull in return.
British Dictionary definitions for leg-pull
British informal a practical joke or mild deception
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