hoax

  • 1 Hoax — 〈[ hoʊks] m.; , 〉 1. Irreführung, Täuschung, Streich 2. 〈EDV〉 vorsätzliche Falschmeldung über bösartige E Mails u. Viren, die Festplatten löschen od. ähnliche Schäden anrichten können [engl.] * * * Hoax [hoʊks ], der; , es […ksɪs] [engl. hoax =… …

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  • 2 hoax — Ⅰ. hoax UK US /həʊks/ verb [T] ► to deceive someone, especially by playing a trick on them: »A fake website was set up and a number of people were hoaxed. → See also SWINDLE(Cf. ↑swindle) Ⅱ. hoax UK US /həʊks/ noun [C] …

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  • 3 hoax — [həuks US houks] n [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: Probably from hocus; HOCUS POCUS] 1.) a false warning about something dangerous ▪ a bomb hoax ▪ hoax calls (=telephone calls giving false information) to the police 2.) an attempt to make people… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 4 hoax´er — hoax «hohks», noun, verb. –n. a mischievous trick, especially a made up story passed off as true: »The report of an attack on the earth from Mars was a hoax. SYNONYM(S): imposture. –v.t. to play a mischievous trick on; deceive in fun or to injure …

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  • 5 Hoax — Hoax, n. [Prob. contr. fr. hocus, in hocus pocus.] A deception for mockery or mischief; a deceptive trick or story; a practical joke. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Hoax — Hoax, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hoaxed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hoaxing}.] To deceive by a story or a trick, for sport or mischief; to impose upon sportively. Lamb. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Hoax — [houks] der; , es <aus gleichbed. engl. hoax, dies aus älter engl. hocus, vgl. ↑Hokuspokus> auf die Unwissenheit bzw. Gutgläubigkeit des Adressaten zählende Falschmeldung (z. B. über angeblich existierende, bes. gefährliche Computerviren);… …

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  • 8 hoax — hoax·er; hoax; …

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  • 9 hoax — [n] trick cheat, cock and bull story*, con*, con game*, crock*, deceit, deception, dodge, fabrication, fake, falsification, fast one*, fast shuffle*, fib, flimflam*, fraud, gimmick, gyp*, hooey*, humbug*, hustle, imposture, joke, lie, practical… …

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  • 10 hoax — ► NOUN ▪ a humorous or malicious deception. ► VERB ▪ deceive with a hoax. DERIVATIVES hoaxer noun. ORIGIN probably a contraction of obsolete hocus «trickery», from HOCUS POCUS(Cf. ↑hocus pocus) …

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  • 11 hoax — [hōks] n. [< ? HOCUS] a trick or fraud, esp. one meant as a practical joke vt. to deceive with a hoax SYN. CHEAT hoaxer n …

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  • 12 Hoax — (engl., spr. hōks), betrügerischer Streich oder Possen, insbes. auf Täuschung abzielende Börsenmanöver …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 13 hoax — I noun artifice, beguilement, canard, cheat, chicanery, circumvention, counterfeit, cozenage, deceit, deception, defraudation, delusion, device, dupery, duplicity, fabrication, fake, false alarm, false report, falsification, fraud, fraudulence,… …

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  • 14 Hoax — 〈 [hoʊks] m.; Gen.: , Pl.: 〉 1. Täuschung, Streich 2. 〈EDV〉 vorsätzliche Falschmeldung über bösartige E Mails u. Viren, die Festplatten löschen od. ähnliche Schäden anrichten können [Etym.: engl.] …

    Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • 15 hoax — 1796 (v.), 1808 (n.), probably an alteration of hocus conjurer, juggler (1630s), or directly from HOCUS POCUS (Cf. hocus pocus). Related: Hoaxed; hoaxing …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 16 hoax — vb hoodwink, bamboozle, *dupe, gull, befool, trick Analogous words: delude, mislead, *deceive: *cheat, cozen, overreach, defraud …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 17 hoax — sb., en el. et, es, ene (svindelnummer) …

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  • 18 Hoax — [hoʊks ], der; , es [...ksɪs] ([durch E Mail verbreitete] Falschmeldung) …

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  • 19 Hoax — A hoax is a deliberate attempt to dupe, deceive or trick an audience into believing, or accepting, that something is real, when in fact it is not; or that something is true, when in fact it is false. In an instance of a hoax, an object, or event …

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  • 20 Hoax — Als Hoax (engl. für Jux, Scherz, Schabernack; auch Schwindel) wird heute meist eine Falschmeldung bezeichnet, die in Büchern, Zeitschriften oder Zeitungen, per E Mail, Instant Messenger oder auf anderen Wegen (z. B. SMS, MMS oder soziale… …

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