ˈleg-ˌpu̇l How to pronounce leg-pull (audio)
 also  ˈlāg-
: a humorous deception or hoax

Word History


from the phrase to pull one's leg

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of leg-pull was in 1893

Dictionary Entries Near leg-pull

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“Leg-pull.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leg-pull. Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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