Translation of "hoax" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

hoax

noun [ C ] uk us /həʊks/ US  /hoʊks/

a plan to deceive someone, such as telling the police there is a bomb somewhere when there is not one, or a trick

恶作剧,骗局
The bomb threat turned out to be a hoax. 那次炸弹恐吓结果发现是场恶作剧。
He'd made a hoax call claiming to be the President. 他搞了个恶作剧,打电话自称是总统。

(Translation of “hoax noun” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)