leg-pull

noun
\ˈleg-ˌpu̇l also ˈlāg- \

Definition of leg-pull 

: a humorous deception or hoax

First Known Use of leg-pull

1893, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for leg-pull

from the phrase to pull one's leg

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