1. (n.) A hoax; a fraud; an imposter\; an imposition under fair pretenses; something contrived in order to deceive and mislead; a trick by cajolery; a hoax.

2. (n.) A spirit of deception; cajolery; trickishness.

3. (n.) One who deceives or misleads; a deceitful or trickish fellow; an impostor.

4. (v. t.) To deceive; to impose; to cajole; to hoax.

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