Word "HOAX" Definitions:


Part of Speech:
Noun
Definition:
something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
Synonyms:
dupery, fraud, fraudulence, humbug, put-on

Part of Speech:
Verb
Definition:
subject to a playful hoax or joke
Synonyms:
play a joke on, pull someone's leg

Crossword Clues for HOAX

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Clue Source Date
Deception Eugene Sheffer 07 Sep 2022
Deception Eugene Sheffer 05 Aug 2022
Abominable Snowman (probably) New York Times 05 Jul 2022
Elaborate deception Newsday 12 May 2022
Prankster's project Newsday 11 Mar 2022
Elaborate ruse USA Today 26 Feb 2022
Deceptive trick The Times Concise 30 Dec 2021
Deception Eugene Sheffer 08 Dec 2021
Virtually hot and cross after a practical joke The Telegraph Cryptic 16 Nov 2021
Deliberate trick The Guardian Quick 16 Oct 2021
Major deception Wall Street Journal 16 Sep 2021
Elaborate ruse LA Times Daily 06 Sep 2021
Elaborate ruse The Washington Post 06 Sep 2021
Deceptive act The Washington Post 22 May 2021
Deceptive act LA Times Daily 22 May 2021
Humorous deception The Telegraph Quick 08 Mar 2021
Elaborate deception Newsday 15 Feb 2021
Elaborate fraud Newsday 19 Jan 2021
Many an April 1 “news” item Wall Street Journal 05 Jan 2021
Elaborate ruse USA Today 02 Jun 2020
Spoof The Telegraph Quick 27 May 2020
Deception Eugene Sheffer 17 Mar 2020
It can be spread by a doctored photograph The Washington Post Sunday 15 Mar 2020
Candidate for debunking Wall Street Journal 28 Dec 2019
Many an urban legend Wall Street Journal 25 Nov 2019
It's not for real Newsday 09 Nov 2019
Elaborate deception
Elaborate deception New York Times 06 Nov 2019
Mencken’s history of the bathtub, e.g Wall Street Journal 19 Sep 2019
The Cardiff Giant, notably LA Times Daily 05 Sep 2019
The Cardiff Giant, notably The Washington Post 05 Sep 2019
1869's Cardiff Giant, e.g Wall Street Journal 24 Jul 2019
Deceptive trick Newsday 10 Jul 2019
Kid's hard, picked up fellers' targets? The Telegraph Toughie 31 May 2019
Prank The Times Concise 19 May 2019
Deceptive trick The Telegraph Quick 05 Feb 2019
Set up housing loans from Halifax banks Irish Times Crosaire 25 Jan 2019
1869's Cardiff Giant, e.g.
Mencken's history of the bathtub, e.g.
The Cardiff Giant, notably
Flimflam Thomas Joseph 12 Dec 2018
Deception The Times Concise 28 Nov 2018
Con man's trick Thomas Joseph 10 Oct 2018
Hoodwink New York Times 03 Oct 2018
Elaborate prank Universal 27 Jul 2018
Practical joke, a leg-pull The Telegraph General Knowledge 17 Jun 2018
Hoodwink
Elaborate prank
Snopes.com subject The Washington Post Sunday 10 Dec 2017
Debunked thing Wall Street Journal 08 Nov 2017
Prank The Telegraph Quick 27 Aug 2017
Barnum's 'Feejee Mermaid,' e.g Wall Street Journal 03 Aug 2017
Fraud The Washington Post 24 Jul 2017
Fraud LA Times Daily 24 Jul 2017
Attempt to attract attention with a kiss that deceives The Times Cryptic 25 May 2017
Major prank Newsday 18 May 2017
Scam The Telegraph Quick 07 Mar 2017
Scam or sham The Washington Post 28 Feb 2017
Elaborate ruse LA Times Daily 26 Feb 2017
Relative of fake news New York Times 03 Jan 2017
Fraud
Relative of fake news
Elaborate ruse
Fraud The Telegraph Quick 02 Dec 2016
Crop circles, e.g New York Times 11 Nov 2016
Welles's 'The War of the Worlds,' e.g The Washington Post 22 Oct 2016
Put-on USA Today 13 Oct 2016
Deception The Guardian Speedy 10 Sep 2016
Set-up housing loans from Halifax banks (4) Irish Times Crosaire 11 Aug 2016
Put-on LA Times Daily 29 May 2016
Publicity stunt, perhaps The Washington Post 03 May 2016
Scam Newsday 13 Apr 2016
Scam LA Times Daily 03 Mar 2016
Put on New York Times 19 Feb 2016
Put-on The Washington Post 28 Jan 2016
Deceptive deed The Washington Post 03 Jan 2016
Put-on
Crop circles, e.g.
Put-on
Major prank The Washington Post 04 Dec 2015
Fake LA Times Daily 14 Nov 2015
Horse — farm animal — eating a gull The Times Cryptic 05 Nov 2015
What an unbelievable YouTube video might be New York Times 07 Oct 2015
Deceptive trick, could be malicious Irish Times Simplex 22 Jun 2015
Practical joke The Telegraph Quick 16 May 2015
Trick The Telegraph Quick 23 Jan 2015
What an unbelievable YouTube video might be
Major prank
Fake
Elaborate fraud
Deception
April 1 trick
Robin Davey band The ___
Swindle
Stratagem
Scam or sham
Dupe's downfall
April 1st antic
Manti Te'o's girlfriend, for one
Piltdown man, for one
Barnum's Fiji mermaid, for one
Bamboozle
Many a P.T. Barnum exhibit
Snopes.com subject
Piltdown Man, e.g.
Global warming, some say
Barnum's Fiji mermaid, for one
Piltdown man, for one
Debunker's target
"The War of the Worlds" broadcast, notably
The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, e.g.
Elaborate ruse
Elaborate fake
Cottingley Fairies, for one
April 1 news story, maybe
Put one over on
Fraud
"The War of the Worlds" broadcast, notably
Fraud
Many an urban legend
Elaborate fraud
Piltdown man, say
Deceitful device
Piltdown man, say
1938 "The War of the Worlds" broadcast, for one
1938 "The War of the Worlds" broadcast, for one
April Fool's Day prank
Snow job
Sham or scam
It's perpetrated by a prankster
Elaborate fraud
Con
UFO photo, perhaps
Piltdown man, e.g.
Sting, for instance
Piltdown man, e.g.
Sting, for instance
"Balloon Boy," for one
Mare's nest
Elaborate April fool
Piltdown man, notably
Bigfoot photo, e.g.
Something intended to deceive
Deceptive act
It's a trick
Major prank
April 1 event
Dupery
Fraudulent event
Imposture
Elaborate falsehood
Many a P.T. Barnum attraction
The Piltdown Man, notably
Subject of a forwarded e-mail, often
Fake
Sham
Elaborate lie
April 1st event
Debunked thing
Piltdown man, e.g.
Elaborate ruse
Welles' Martian invasion broadcast, e.g.
Hoodwink
Prankster's project
The Cardiff Giant, for one
Art forgery, maybe
Hornswoggle
The Cardiff Giant, for one
The 1938 broadcast of "The War of the Worlds" was one
Hoodwink
Con
Fraudulence
Scam
The Piltdown Man, e.g.
Debunker's target
The 1938 broadcast of "The War of the Worlds" was one
Piltdown man, for one
Put-on
Like a famous Welles radio broadcast
Piltdown Man, for one
Forged artifact, e.g.
Flimflam
Bamboozlement
Fast one
The Hitler Diaries, e.g.
It's not for real
False claim
Put-on
Put-on
Like an urban legend
The Piltdown man, notably
Deception
Piltdown Man, for one
The Piltdown man, e.g.
Put-on
Martian invasion report, e.g.
Bamboozle
The Cardiff Giant, e.g.
Hornswoggle
Put-on
The Piltdown man, notably
Hornswoggle
Spoof
Elaborate lie
Trickster's deception
The Piltdown man, for one
Attempted deception
The Piltdown man, e.g.
Plan to fool
Campus prank, often
Piltdown Man, e.g.
Piltdown man, e.g.
Deception
The Piltdown man, e.g.
UFO's, perhaps
Crop circles, e.g.
Hornswoggle
Deceitful act
Hoodwink
Mare's nest
Deceitful act
Put-on
Trick
England's crop circles, notably
Fraudulent claim
Mare's-nest
The Piltdown Man, for one
Deception
Welles' Martian invasion broadcast, e.g.
Flimflam
Deception
Bamboozle
Rip-off
Practical joke
Practical joke
Major prank
Martian invasion report, e.g.
Fraud
Mare's-nest
Imposture
Practical joke
Practical joke
Ruse
Canard
Practical joke, e.g.
Fraud
Mare's nest
Hitler's diaries, e.g.
Dupe
Flimflam
Mislead.
Deception.
Piltdown man, for one.
Trick.
Fraud.
Mare's-nest.
Wily trick.
Practical joke.
The Cardiff Giant was one.
Facebook privacy announcement, e.g.
Like many a catfish relationship
Kurt Vonnegut's faux commencement address e-mail, e.g.
Milli Vanilli, famously
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