Hoax n. A deception for mockery or mischief; a deceptive trick or story; a practical joke.
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.
n : something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended
to gain an advantage [syn: fraud, fraudulence, dupery,
v : subject to a palyful hoax or joke [syn: pull someone's leg,
play a joke on]