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
Humorous or malicious deception (4)
The Cardiff Giant, for one New York Times 10 Apr 2024
Joking deception (4)
Hot draft animal maintains a deception (4)
Deceptive trick or scam (4)
Something false that has been passed off as genuine (4)
Con man's trick Thomas Joseph 28 Feb 2024
Snopes.com entry, perhaps?
Home Office careless, missing first scam The Times Quick Cryptic 24 Feb 2024
Hoodwink Wall Street Journal 24 Feb 2024
Deception The Telegraph Quick 18 Feb 2024
No angle is hexagonal? Humbug! (4)
Scam Thomas Joseph 16 Jan 2024
Fake news article on April Fool's Day say
It's phony-baloney Universal 15 Jan 2024
Elaborate deception Newsday 08 Jan 2024
Deception Eugene Sheffer 02 Jan 2024
Fraud, deception (4)
Murphy
Public prank LA Times Daily 13 Dec 2023
Like stories surrounding 11a, perhaps (rhymes with "coax")
Sidd Finch, in baseball journalism lore
Big fake
Loch Ness monster, apparently New York Times 19 Nov 2023
Deception The Guardian Quick 17 Nov 2023
What a cryptid might be New York Times 12 Oct 2023
Elaborate fraud Family Time 10 Sep 2023
Deception Eugene Sheffer 12 Aug 2023
Like an urban legend
Act of deception (rhymes with "coax")
Crop circles, for one Universal 05 Jul 2023
Many a cryptid sighting, e.g Universal 16 Jun 2023
Evidence of a 49-Across, presumably Universal 23 May 2023
Debunker's target
Dupe Thomas Joseph 28 Apr 2023
Fabricated story
Elaborate ruse Universal 29 Jan 2023
Deception The Times Concise 17 Nov 2022
Stop scratching head and vote for fraud
Deceptive trick The Times Concise 21 Oct 2022
Dupe Thomas Joseph 20 Oct 2022
Initially head off a sign of voting fraud The Times Cryptic 18 Oct 2022
Woman not oddly cross after husband's practical joke
Deliberate false alarm
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
Intentional false alarm?
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
Act of deception
Major deception Wall Street Journal 16 Sep 2021
Elaborate ruse LA Times Daily 06 Sep 2021
Elaborate ruse The Washington Post 06 Sep 2021
Like some UFO sightings
Deceptive act LA Times Daily 22 May 2021
Deceptive act The Washington Post 22 May 2021
One may get pulled in deception
Stop wife leaving by trick
Humorous deception The Telegraph Quick 08 Mar 2021
Elaborate deception Newsday 15 Feb 2021
Elaborate fraud Newsday 19 Jan 2021
Take in cable, with height not constant
Many an April 1 “news” item Wall Street Journal 05 Jan 2021
Stop scratching head and vote for fraud
Like some UFO sightings (rhymes with "coax")
Trick Xhosa played after son left
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 New York Times 06 Nov 2019
Elaborate deception
Mencken’s history of the bathtub, e.g Wall Street Journal 19 Sep 2019
The Cardiff Giant, notably The Washington Post 05 Sep 2019
The Cardiff Giant, notably LA Times Daily 05 Sep 2019
Like some UFO sightings
1869's Cardiff Giant, e.g Wall Street Journal 24 Jul 2019
April Fools' Day rumor, for e.g.
Deceptive trick Newsday 10 Jul 2019
Kid's hard, picked up fellers' targets? The Telegraph Toughie 31 May 2019
Intended trick or prank
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
The Cardiff Giant, notably
Mencken's history of the bathtub, e.g.
1869's Cardiff Giant, e.g.
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 LA Times Daily 24 Jul 2017
Fraud The Washington Post 24 Jul 2017
A fabricated event or piece of news, sometimes done as a practical joke
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
Gull in trees with aspiration, we hear?
Deceptive deed The Washington Post 03 Jan 2016
Put-on
Put-on
Crop circles, e.g.
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
Practical joke, tho', not beginning with a kiss
Trick The Telegraph Quick 23 Jan 2015
Fake
What an unbelievable YouTube video might be
Major prank
Fast one hardly observes at Xmas, first of all
Fool in house is useless with a kiss
Husband gets one involved in neat trick
Piltdown man, for one
Elaborate fraud
Scam or sham
Dupe's downfall
April 1st antic
April 1 trick
Swindle
Deception
Stratagem
Manti Te'o's girlfriend, for one
Robin Davey band The ___
Trick gives prostitute a kiss
Barnum's Fiji mermaid, for one
Piltdown Man, e.g.
Bamboozle
Snopes.com subject
Piltdown man, for one
Many a P.T. Barnum exhibit
Global warming, some say
Barnum's Fiji mermaid, for one
Put one over on
Cottingley Fairies, for one
Elaborate ruse
April 1 news story, maybe
The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, e.g.
Debunker's target
Elaborate fake
Fraud
Fraud
"The War of the Worlds" broadcast, notably
Many an urban legend
"The War of the Worlds" broadcast, notably
April Fool's Day prank
1938 "The War of the Worlds" broadcast, for one
Piltdown man, say
Elaborate fraud
Deceitful device
1938 "The War of the Worlds" broadcast, for one
Piltdown man, say
Snow job
Sting, for instance
Sting, for instance
Sham or scam
Mare's nest
UFO photo, perhaps
It's perpetrated by a prankster
Piltdown man, e.g.
Con
"Balloon Boy," for one
Elaborate fraud
Piltdown man, e.g.
Dupery
Piltdown man, notably
Elaborate April fool
Something intended to deceive
Bigfoot photo, e.g.
April 1 event
Major prank
It's a trick
Deceptive act
Elaborate lie
April 1st event
Imposture
Sham
Elaborate falsehood
The Piltdown Man, notably
Fake
Fraudulent event
Subject of a forwarded e-mail, often
Many a P.T. Barnum attraction
Debunked thing
Elaborate ruse
The Cardiff Giant, for one
Piltdown man, e.g.
Welles' Martian invasion broadcast, e.g.
Art forgery, maybe
Prankster's project
Hoodwink
Fraudulence
Hornswoggle
Scam
The Piltdown Man, e.g.
Debunker's target
Hoodwink
Con
Piltdown man, for one
The 1938 broadcast of "The War of the Worlds" was one
The 1938 broadcast of "The War of the Worlds" was one
The Cardiff Giant, for one
Flimflam
The Hitler Diaries, e.g.
Piltdown Man, for one
Fast one
Bamboozlement
Put-on
Like an urban legend
Put-on
Forged artifact, e.g.
False claim
It's not for real
Put-on
Like a famous Welles radio broadcast
Hornswoggle
The Cardiff Giant, e.g.
The Piltdown man, notably
Spoof
Deception
Put-on
Hornswoggle
Put-on
The Piltdown man, notably
Bamboozle
Martian invasion report, e.g.
Piltdown Man, for one
The Piltdown man, e.g.
Deception
The Piltdown man, for one
Piltdown Man, e.g.
Plan to fool
The Piltdown man, e.g.
Attempted deception
Trickster's deception
Elaborate lie
Piltdown man, e.g.
Campus prank, often
UFO's, perhaps
The Piltdown man, e.g.
Crop circles, e.g.
Mare's nest
Put-on
Hornswoggle
Deceitful act
Trick
Hoodwink
Deceitful act
England's crop circles, notably
Fraudulent claim
Mare's-nest
Deception
Deception
The Piltdown Man, for one
Welles' Martian invasion broadcast, e.g.
Flimflam
Bamboozle
Practical joke
Rip-off
Practical joke
Martian invasion report, e.g.
Major prank
Fraud
Imposture
Mare's-nest
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.
Mare's-nest.
Fraud.
Wily trick.
Practical joke.
The Cardiff Giant was one.
Facebook privacy announcement, e.g.
Milli Vanilli, famously
Kurt Vonnegut's faux commencement address e-mail, e.g.
Like many a catfish relationship
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