Associations to the word «Decoy»

Wiktionary

DECOY, noun. A person or object meant to lure something to danger.
DECOY, noun. A real or fake animal used by hunters to lure game.
DECOY, verb. To act or use a decoy.
DECOY, verb. (transitive) To lead into danger by artifice; to lure into a net or snare; to entrap.

Dictionary definition

DECOY, noun. A beguiler who leads someone into danger (usually as part of a plot).
DECOY, noun. Something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed.
DECOY, verb. Lure or entrap with or as if with a decoy.

Wise words

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
Charles de Gaulle