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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hoax  \Hoax\,  n.  [Prob.  contr.  fr  hocus,  in  hocus-pocus.] 
  A  deception  for  mockery  or  mischief;  a  deceptive  trick  or 
  story;  a  practical  joke.  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hoax  \Hoax\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hoaxed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Hoaxing}.] 
  To  deceive  by  a  story  or  a  trick,  for  sport  or  mischief;  to 
  impose  upon  sportively.  --Lamb. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hoax 
  n  :  deliberate  trickery  intended  to  gain  an  advantage  [syn:  {fraud}, 
  {fraudulence},  {dupery},  {put-on}] 
  v  :  play  a  joke  on  or  subject  to  a  hoax 




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