something intended to deceive or defraud:
The Piltdown man was a scientific hoax.
verb (used with object)
to deceive by a hoax; hoodwink.
a deception, esp a practical joke
(transitive) to deceive or play a joke on (someone)
1796 (v.), 1808 (n.), probably an alteration of hocus “conjurer, juggler” (1630s), or directly from hocus-pocus. Related: Hoaxed; hoaxing.
[hob] /hɒb/ noun 1. a projection or shelf at the back or side of a fireplace, used for keeping food warm. 2. a rounded peg or pin used as a target in quoits and similar games. 3. a game in which such a peg is used. 4. Machinery. a milling cutter for gear and sprocket […]
beloved, the Kenite, has been usually identified with Jethro (q.v.), Ex. 18:5, 27; comp. Num. 10:29, 30. In Judg. 4:11, the word rendered “father-in-law” means properly any male relative by marriage (comp. Gen. 19:14, “son-in-law,” A.V.), and should be rendered “brother-in-law,” as in the R.V. His descendants followed Israel to Canaan (Num. 10:29), and at […]
hiding-place, a place to the north of Damascus, to which Abraham pursued Chedorlaomer and his confederates (Gen. 14:15).
[hoh-buh n] /ˈhoʊ bən/ noun 1. James, c1762–1831, U.S. architect, born in Ireland: designed the White House.