hoax : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
  • v  subject to a playful hoax or joke

  • On the 40th anniversary of the moon landing or was it just a sinister hoax? PTI looks at 10 of the world's most enduring conspiracy theories.
  • Far-fetched as the hoax theory may seem, a 1999 Gallup poll showed that it's comparatively durable: 6% of Americans said they thought the lunar landings were fake, and 5% said they .
  • 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.
News & Articles


  • Joaquin Phoenix in International Herald Tribune
    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."
  • Pranab Mukherjee in FOXNews
    Mukherjee said it was "worrying that a neighboring state might even consider acting on the basis of such a hoax call."
  • Nancy Pelosi in CBS News
    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."

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