from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. Informal To take in by elaborate methods of deceit; hoodwink. See Synonyms at deceive.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To con, defraud, trick, to make a fool of, to humbug or impose on someone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To deceive by trickery; to cajole by confusing the senses; to hoax; to mystify; to humbug.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To hoax; deceive; trick; impose upon.
- To perplex; mystify.
- To use trickery; practise cheating.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
18th century. Unknown. (Wiktionary)