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Verb
To deceive or fool someone
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“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
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“A funeral urn full of ashes left in a Salford cab may have been part of an elaborate hoax by Irish pranksters.”
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A fraudulent imitation of something else
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An attempt to make something that is not the case appear true
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Something done or said to amuse people
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A hypocrite
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The condition or quality of being phony or fake
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News circulating in the form of rumor or gossip
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Adjective
Intended or used to mystify, or to create an illusion
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