[ leg-poo l ]
/ ˈlɛgˌpʊl /
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
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British informal a practical joke or mild deception
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