- nounas a joke: trying to make somebody believe something that is not true• Syn: ↑leg-pulling
* * *\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ nounEtymology: back-formation from leg-pulling: a deception or hoax usually of a humorous character
always full of jokes and leg-pulls — David Garnett
the … anecdote near the end of the memoir sounds like a final leg-pull — Hugh Kenner
* * *—leg-puller, n./leg"pool'/, n.an amusing hoax, practical joke, or the like: The entire story was a hilarious leg-pull.[1910-15]
* * *legˈ-pull nounA good-humoured hoax, bluff or practical joke• • •Main Entry: ↑leg
* * *a joke, or something that you do to try to trick someone in a funny way
* * *leg-pull «LEHG PUL», noun.Informal. an act of fooling, tricking, or ridiculing; hoax; practical joke: »
He found it hard to persuade them that his call for help was not another leg-pull (New Scientist).
* * *n. informal a trick or practical jokeDerivatives:leg-puller n. leg-pulling n.
* * *ˈleg-pull 7 [leg-pull leg-pulls] nouna joke played on sb, usually by making them believe sth that is not true
Useful english dictionary. 2012.
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leg-pull — n [C usually singular] BrE a joke in which you make someone believe something that is not true ▪ My first reaction was that this must be a leg pull. →pull sb s leg at ↑pull1 (11) … Dictionary of contemporary English
leg-pull — n. An attempt to make somebody believe something that is not true, done as a joke. Syn: leg pulling. [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
leg-pull — leg puller, n. /leg pool /, n. an amusing hoax, practical joke, or the like: The entire story was a hilarious leg pull. [1910 15] * * * … Universalium
leg-pull|er — «LEHG PUHL uhr», noun. Informal. a person who engages in leg pulling … Useful english dictionary
leg-pull — leg′ pull n. an amusing hoax, practical joke, or the like • Etymology: 1910–15 … From formal English to slang
leg-pull — UK / US noun [countable, usually singular] Word forms leg pull : singular leg pull plural leg pulls British a joke, or something that you do to try to trick someone in a funny way … English dictionary
leg-pull — /ˈlɛg pʊl/ (say leg pool) noun 1. a minor act of deceit; a hoax. 2. a teasing. –leg puller, noun –leg pulling, noun … Australian English dictionary
leg-pull — noun (countable usually singular) BrE a joke in which you make someone believe something that is not true see also: pull sb s leg leg 1 (9) … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
leg-pull — noun Etymology: from the phrase to pull one s leg Date: 1915 a humorous deception or hoax … New Collegiate Dictionary
leg-pull — noun informal a trick or practical joke. Derivatives leg pulling noun … English new terms dictionary