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[hoo d-wingk] /ˈhʊdˌwɪŋk/

verb (used with object)
to deceive or trick.
Archaic. to blindfold.
Obsolete. to cover or hide.
verb (transitive)
to dupe; trick
(obsolete) to cover or hide

1560s, “to blindfold,” from hood (n.1) + wink; figurative sense of “mislead, deceive” is c.1600. Related: Hoodwinked; hoodwinking.


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