hood-wink

hoodwink

[hood-wingk]
verb (used with object)
1.
to deceive or trick.
2.
Archaic. to blindfold.
3.
Obsolete. to cover or hide.

Origin:
1555–65; hood1 + wink

hoodwinkable, adjective
hoodwinker, noun
unhoodwinked, adjective


1. dupe, cheat, swindle, gyp.
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hoodwink (ˈhʊdˌwɪŋk)
 
vb
1.  to dupe; trick
2.  obsolete to cover or hide
 
[C16: originally, to cover the eyes with a hood, blindfold]
 
'hoodwinker
 
n

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hoodwink
1562, "to blindfold," from hood (1) + wink; fig. sense of "mislead, deceive" is 1610.
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