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hornswoggle

PRONUNCIATION:
(HORN-swog-uhl)

MEANING:
verb tr.: To cheat, hoax, or deceive someone.

ETYMOLOGY:
Of unknown origin.

USAGE:
"Now, however, some special interests are out to hornswoggle residents, and they're stooping low to do it."
Lauren Ritchie; But Doctor, Your Name is on the Mailer; The Orlando Sentinel (Florida); Oct 4, 2006.

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A coward is a hero with a wife, kids, and a mortgage. -Marvin Kitman, author and media critic (b. 1929)

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