Hoodwink Hood"wink (h[oo^]d"w[i^][ng]k), v. t. [Hood + wink.] 1. To blind by covering the eyes. [1913 Webster]

We will blind and hoodwink him. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To cover; to hide. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To deceive by false appearance; to impose upon. ``Hoodwinked with kindness.'' --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • hoodwink — I verb be dishonest, befool, beguile, blind, blindfold, cheat, cozen, deceive, defraud, delude, dupe, fallere, hoax, inludere, inveigle, ludificari, make a fool of, misinform, mislead, mystify, outwit, puzzle, swindle, trick associated concepts:… …   Law dictionary

  • hoodwink — (v.) 1560s, to blindfold, from HOOD (Cf. hood) (n.1) + WINK (Cf. wink); figurative sense of mislead, deceive is c.1600. Related: Hoodwinked; hoodwinking …   Etymology dictionary

  • hoodwink — vb hoax, trick, *dupe, gull, befool, bamboozle Analogous words: delude, *deceive, mislead: cozen, *cheat, overreach: *confuse, muddle, fuddle, befuddle: baffle, outwit, circumvent (see FRUSTRATE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • hoodwink — [v] deceive bamboozle*, beat out of, bilk, bluff, buffalo*, burn, cheat, con, defraud, double cross, dupe, fake, fleece, fool, gull, gyp*, hoax, hornswoggle, kid, mislead, pull a fast one*, pull the wool over one’s eyes*, scam, screw, suck in*,… …   New thesaurus

  • hoodwink — ► VERB ▪ deceive or trick. ORIGIN originally in the sense to blindfold : from HOOD(Cf. ↑hooded) + an obsolete sense of WINK(Cf. ↑wink) «close the eyes» …   English terms dictionary

  • hoodwink — [hood′wiŋk΄] vt. [ HOOD1 + WINK] 1. Archaic to blindfold 2. to mislead or confuse by trickery; dupe …   English World dictionary

  • hoodwink — v. 1) (D; tr.) to hoodwink into 2) (D; tr.) to hoodwink out of * * * [ hʊdˌwɪŋk] (D; tr.) to hoodwink into (D;tr.) to hoodwink out of …   Combinatory dictionary

  • hoodwink — UK [ˈhʊdˌwɪŋk] / US verb [transitive] Word forms hoodwink : present tense I/you/we/they hoodwink he/she/it hoodwinks present participle hoodwinking past tense hoodwinked past participle hoodwinked to make someone believe something that is not… …   English dictionary

  • hoodwink — hood|wink [ˈhudˌwıŋk] v [T + into] [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: hoodwink to cover the eyes with a hood (16 19 centuries), from hood + wink] to trick someone in a clever way so that you can get an advantage for yourself …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hoodwink — [[t]h ʊdwɪŋk[/t]] hoodwinks, hoodwinking, hoodwinked VERB If someone hoodwinks you, they trick or deceive you. [V n] People expect others to be honest, which is why conmen find it so easy to hoodwink people... [V n] Many people are hoodwinked by… …   English dictionary

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