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

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
Florence Scovel Shinn