leg-pull

[ leg-poo l ]
/ ˈlɛgˌpʊl /

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-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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