hoodwink hoodwink  /ˈhʊd ˌwɪŋk/


  1. (v) influence by slyness
  2. (v) conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end


  1. Among other things, the show will feature Randi's demonstration of the cold-reading technique used by magicians to entertain and mediums to hoodwink an unsuspecting public.
  2. She and her husband steal conservative memes and tropes to hoodwink the masses.
  3. Don't let them hoodwink you.


  • How the Syrian Electronic Army hacked The New York Times and Twitter

    Yesterday, a hacker group -- most likely the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) -- managed to redirect The New York Times, Twitter, and Huffington Post websites to alternate, defaced websites. These websites were down for hours, and in some cases are still down more than 24 hours later. How did a single hacker group manage to hoodwink dozens of network admins and security specialists, and run rings ...
    on August 29, 2013     Source: ExtremeTech


  1. "John McCain likes to talk about Joe the Plumber, but he's in cahoots with Joe the CEO," Obama said, 13 days before election day. "Don't be fooled, don't let them hoodwink you, if you make less than a quarter million of a year, which includes...
    on Oct 22, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: AFP

  2. "The ceasefire agreement exists only on paper. Obviously we can see that there is no ceasefire. It has become a joke," Rajapaksa said. "I think the most sensible thing is that we must end this ceasefire agreement ...... Why should we hoodwink...
    on Dec 29, 2007 By: Mahinda Rajapakse Source: Reuters India

  3. "The FDA should start enforcing its own rules, instead of letting companies hoodwink shoppers with a myriad of misleading and downright inaccurate claims on labels, ads and Web sites," said Jacobson.
    on Jun 25, 2007 By: Michael Jacobson Source: United Press International

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