leg–pull

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noun \ˈleg-ˌpu̇l also ˈlāg-\

Definition of leg–pull

  1. :  a humorous deception or hoax

Origin and Etymology of leg–pull

from the phrase to pull one's leg


First Known Use: 1893

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