What is another word for hoodwink?

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[ hˈʊdwɪŋk], [ hˈʊdwɪŋk], [ h_ˈʊ_d_w_ɪ_ŋ_k]

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The word hoodwink is derived from the Middle English word hempwink, which comes from the Old English word heng and the Norse word hnop, meaning "a flick of the whisk". The word hoodwink came to refer to a practice of deceiving someone by means of deception, most notably in the form of a ruse or false pretense. As early as the seventeenth century, the word hoodwink had come to be used figuratively to mean "to rout or overpower" and "to deceive or bewilder".

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