Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: hoax
IPA transcription: [h'oʊks]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: fraud, fraudulence, dupery, hoax, humbug, put-on
    Meaning: something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: hoax, pull_someone's_leg, play_a_joke_on
    Meaning: subject to a playful hoax or joke
Usage examples
  • I believed it to be nothing more nor less than a heartless and stupid "hoax."
  • "Some of the fellows have been sending Ketch an invitation to sup at Jenkins's off tripe and onions, and when he arrived there he found it was a hoax, and Mrs. Jenkins turned him out again.
  • Newspaper correspondents wrote broadcast and witnesses were quoted, and this time there is no mention of a hoax, and, except by one scientist, there is no denial that the fall did take place.