Definition of hoaxer in English:


Line breaks: hoax¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈhəʊksə(r)


A person who tricks or deceives someone by means of a hoax: the hoaxer claimed her mother was trapped in a burning flat
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  • These people are cheats, fraudsters, charlatans and hoaxers.
  • The image rotation and the dark gray line that cuts across both images and plain black background are a clear indication of tampering, an obvious clue left by the hoaxer as a hint that there is something wrong with the overall image.
  • The Home Office confirmed extra measures could be added to the Emergency Anti-Terrorism Bill to increase penalties for hoaxers.
practical joker, joker, prankster, trickster; fraudster, impostor, hoodwinker, swindler, cheat, confidence trickster
informal spoofer, conman
North American informal bunco artist
Australian informal illywhacker

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