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Meaning of HOODWINK

Pronunciation:  'hûd`wingk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  conceal one's true motives from esp. by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end; "He bamboozled his professors into thinking that he knew the subject well"
  2. [v]  influence by slyness

HOODWINK is a 8 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: bamboozle, beguile, juggle, lead by the nose, play false, pull the wool over someone's eyes, snow
 See Also: beat, betray, cheat, chisel, deceive, lead astray, rip off



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hood"wink\, v. t. [Hood + wink.]
1. To blind by covering the eyes.

         We will blind and hoodwink him.       --Shak.

2. To cover; to hide. [Obs.] --Shak.

3. To deceive by false appearance; to impose upon.
   ``Hoodwinked with kindness.'' --Sir P. Sidney.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: bamboozle, bandage, bedazzle, befool, benight, blind, blind the eyes, blindfold, chicane, con, darken, daze, dazzle, deceive, defraud, delude, deprive of sight, dim, dupe, eclipse, excecate, flimflam, fool, glare, gouge, gull, hoax, humbug, make blind, mislead, obscure, outwit, rook, snow, snow-blind, strike blind, suck in, trick