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hoodwink

[hoo d-wingk] /ˈhʊdˌwɪŋk/
verb (used with object)
1.
to deceive or trick.
2.
Archaic. to blindfold.
3.
Obsolete. to cover or hide.
Origin of hoodwink
1555-1565
1555-65; hood1 + wink1
Related forms
hoodwinkable, adjective
hoodwinker, noun
unhoodwinked, adjective
Synonyms
1. dupe, cheat, swindle, gyp.
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hoodwink

/ˈhʊdˌwɪŋk/
verb (transitive)
1.
to dupe; trick
2.
(obsolete) to cover or hide
Derived Forms
hoodwinker, noun
Word Origin
C16: originally, to cover the eyes with a hood, blindfold
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Word Origin and History for hoodwink
v.

1560s, "to blindfold," from hood (n.1) + wink; figurative sense of "mislead, deceive" is c.1600. Related: Hoodwinked; hoodwinking.

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