Associations to the word «Hoax»

Wiktionary

HOAX, verb. (transitive) To deceive (someone) by making them believe something which has been maliciously or mischievously fabricated. (scam)
HOAX, noun. Anything deliberately intended to deceive or trick.

Dictionary definition

HOAX, noun. Something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage.
HOAX, verb. Subject to a playful hoax or joke.

Wise words

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
Noam Chomsky