What is another word for snipe hunt?

Pronunciation: [snˈa͡ɪp hˈʌnt] (IPA)

A "snipe hunt" is a practical joke often played on unsuspecting victims. Although the term may refer specifically to a hunting trip for the non-existent bird called the "snipe," it has come to mean any search for something that is impossible or elusive. Synonyms for "snipe hunt" include "wild goose chase," "fool's errand," "ghost hunt," "goose hunt," and "witch hunt." These terms all refer to a fruitless or pointless search. While "snipe hunt" has humorous connotations, the other synonyms may have more serious undertones, such as a witch hunt which is the pursuit of someone who is innocent or scapegoated.

Synonyms for Snipe hunt:

What are the hypernyms for Snipe hunt?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    fool's errand, wild-goose chase, Auditory scavenger hunt, Expectation game, Fictitious mission, Gullible grouse scamper, Honest-fib expedition, Imaginary quest, Menagerie hunt, Misinformed obstacle course, Outlandish search, Silly goose hunt.

What are the hyponyms for Snipe hunt?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

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