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hoaxer (ˈhəʊksə) 

Definitions

noun

  1. (British) someone who deceives or plays jokes on (people), mainly

Synonyms

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= trickster, joker, prankster, spoofer, humbug, bamboozler, hoodwinker, practical joker

hoax (həʊks Pronunciation for hoax

Definitions

noun

  1. a deception, esp a practical joke

verb

  1. (transitive) to deceive or play a joke on (someone)

Derived Forms

ˈhoaxer noun

Word Origin

C18: probably from hocus

Example Sentences Including 'hoaxer'

) But the rumour that Hong Kong is about to be declared an "infected port "proves to be the brainchild of an adolescent hoaxer.
Globe and Mail (2003)
A hoaxer may use live weakened anthrax found in veterinary vaccines, which is not dangerous.
New Scientist (1999)

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