leg-pull

noun
\ ˈleg-ˌpu̇l How to pronounce leg-pull (audio) 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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“Leg-pull.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leg-pull. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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