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Verb
To cause to believe what is untrue
“I know that Ern Malley was not a real person, but a personality invented in order to hoax me.”
Noun
A humorous or malicious deception
“A funeral urn full of ashes left in a Salford cab may have been part of an elaborate hoax by Irish pranksters.”
Noun
An imitation that is passed off as genuine
“… the skeleton of the purported ancient hominid turned out to be a hoax.”
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