hoax hoax  /ˈhoʊks/


  1. (n) something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
  2. (v) subject to a playful hoax or joke


  1. In the latest in a disturbing string of campus fakes, a Princeton student's assault and death threats turn out to have been a hoax.
  2. No one knows who perpetrated the hoax: Dawson had died in 1916.
  3. At first, the singer thought the email was a hoax.


  1. Steve Irwin Daughter Dead? Bindi Irwin Death Hoax Goes Viral (VIDEO)

    Steve Irwin's daughter, Bindi Irwin, has been the victim of a death hoax this week, with news spreading like a wildfire on the Internet that the daughter of the late "Crocodile Hunter" had died.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Christian Post

  2. Bindi Irwin, Steve Irwin's Daughter, Victim of Online Death Hoax

    Bindi Irwin was a victim of an online death hoax. Credit: Justin McManus/Fairfax Media via Getty Images
    on June 16, 2013     Source: US Weekly

  3. 'Steve Irwin daughter dies' hoax infuriates Crocodile Hunter fans

    By VERONICA LINARES, UPI.com Bindi Irwin was the latest victim of a death hoax, but this time the media wasn't to blame.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: UPI

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  1. "There's not a hoax," Phoenix said. "Might I be ridiculous? Might my career in music be laughable? Yeah, that's possible, but that's certainly not my intention."
    on Feb 3, 2009 By: Joaquin Phoenix Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Mukherjee said it was "worrying that a neighboring state might even consider acting on the basis of such a hoax call."
    on Dec 6, 2008 By: Pranab Mukherjee Source: FOXNews

  3. "Once again, the oilman in the White House is echoing the demands of Big Oil," Pelosi said after the president's remarks on Monday. "The Bush plan is a hoax. It will neither reduce gas prices nor increase energy independence."
    on Jul 14, 2008 By: Nancy Pelosi Source: CBS News

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