If you have been following our #WordOfTheDay series then you must know that we’ve been on a roll. We’ve discovered so many words that we didn’t know existed.
Today’s word seems rather simple but the meaning is simpler.
Hoax is a verb that means to trick into believing or accepting as genuine something false and often preposterous. It could also mean something accepted or established by fraud or fabrication.
Here are a few words that are similar in meaning to hoax: Trick, Jest, Prank, Delude.
Look at a few examples ;
The bomb threat is probably a hoax, but we should still evacuate the building.
She was the victim of a cruel hoax.