Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Citations for hoodwink
Be patient, for the prize I'll bring thee to / Shall hoodwink this mischance. Therefore speak softly. / All's hushed as midnight yet.
But it is difficult not to feel a shade of contempt for a woman whom you can hoodwink with impunity, and in consequence she is thrown over as soon as a better one appears on the scene.
Origin of hoodwink
This portmanteau of hood and wink came to English in the mid-1500s.