Das Wort „Hoax“ / The word „hoax“

Begriffserklärung, zu finden bei xipolis.net:

I. s Scherz, Ulk m; Streich m; blinder Alarm
II. vt einen Streich spielen (s.o. jdm)

Definition, found on hyperdictionary.com:

[n] something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
[v] subject to a playful hoax or joke

Origin of the Word „Hoax“, abstract found on museumofhoaxes.com:

The word hoax first came into popular use sometime in the middle to late eighteenth century. It is thought to have been a contraction of the word hocus from the conjuror’s term hocus pocus