Definition of Hoodwink

1. Verb. Influence by slyness.

Exact synonyms: Beguile, Juggle
Generic synonyms: Cheat, Chisel, Rip Off
Derivative terms: Beguiler, Jugglery



2. Verb. Conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end. "He bamboozled his professors into thinking that he knew the subject well"

Definition of Hoodwink

1. v. t. To blind by covering the eyes.

Definition of Hoodwink

1. Verb. (archaic) To cover the eyes with a hood; to blindfold. ¹

2. Verb. To deceive or trick. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hoodwink

1. to trick [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: trick

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hoodwink

hoodman
hoodman-blind
hoodmen
hoodmold
hoodmolds
hoodmould
hoodoo
hoodooed
hoodooing
hoodooism
hoodooisms
hoodoos
hoodrats
hoods
hoodwink (current term)
hoodwinked
hoodwinker
hoodwinkers
hoodwinking
hoodwinks
hoody
hooey
hooeys
hoof-and-mouth disease
hoof-mark
hoof it
hoof mark
hoofbeat

Literary usage of Hoodwink

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1. A Supplement to the Two Volumes of the Second Edition of The Essay on the by John Bellenden Ker (1840)
"TO hoodwink; to be carelessly blind ; to be wilfully blind, ... We will bind and hoodwink him so, that he shall " suppose he is carried into the leagues of ..."

2. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1872)
"22. The mantles, the wimples, and the crisping pins. Isaiah, iii, 22. To WIMPLE. To veil, or hoodwink ; chiefly used in the participle wimpled. ..."

3. A History of Greek Philosophy from the Earliest Period to the Time of Socrates by Eduard Zeller (1881)
"... the absurdity of which precludes any reply.5 He tries to hoodwink the diffident man by a swaggering mode of address,6 to surprise the thoughtful man by ..."

4. Essay on the Archaeology of Our Popular Phrases: Terms and Nursery Rhymes by John Bellenden Ker (1840)
"We will bind and hoodwink him so, that he shall " suppose he is carried into the leagues of the adver- " saries." Shakesp. ACE; the winning card of the four ..."

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