Synonyms of hoax


1. fraud, fraudulence, dupery, hoax, humbug, put-on, trickery, chicanery, chicane, guile, wile, shenanigan

usage: something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage


1. hoax, pull someone's leg, play a joke on, deceive, lead on, delude, cozen

usage: subject to a playful hoax or joke

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