A person who tricks or deceives someone by means of a hoax: the hoaxer claimed her mother was trapped in a burning flat
More example sentences
- 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.