leg-pull

[ leg-poo l ]
/ ˈlɛgˌpʊl /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. leg up,
  2. leg up, a,
  3. leg warmer,
  4. leg-break,
  5. leg-of-mutton,
  6. leg-warmer,
  7. leg-work,
  8. leg.,
  9. legacy,
  10. legal

Origin of leg-pull

First recorded in 1910–15

Related formsleg-pull·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for leg-puller

leg-pull

noun

British informal a practical joke or mild deception
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