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1A person who is the victim of a trick or hoax on April Fool's Day.
- ‘By this time I was laughing out loud as I watched their man being clearly taken for an April Fool.’
- ‘Don't be an April Fool - be there at 7.30 p.m. Tickets available at the door.’
- ‘I kept thinking this could be an April 1 spoof, like a lot of people, according to this story, it makes the company an April Fool.’
- 1.1 A trick or hoax on April Fool's Day.‘they were taken in by our April Fool’
- ‘We can only speculate that it is a bizarre April Fool's joke.’
- ‘The group's radical zealots may wish this were just an April Fool's joke, but it's not.’
- ‘Some may even misinterpret this as a delayed April Fool prank.’
- ‘I thought it was an April Fool's joke, but when I rang the supervisor of the factory, I realised it was no joke.’
- ‘While it may be a day for April Fools, I will not be playing any practical jokes on anyone.’
- ‘The elaborate April Fool hoax pulled in more than 100 intrigued visitors to the village of Weeley as they flocked to see Essex's answer to Stonehenge.’
- ‘I didn't believe it at first, but when it turned up in the next commercial break I had to stop rubbing my eyes in disbelief and simply accept that it was real, rather than a bizarre April Fool's joke.’
- ‘It does seem like an April Fool but it most certainly is not.’
- ‘But there's also this article, which is one of those that I might have thought would be an April Fool if it wasn't three days late.’
- ‘A reader wrote in explaining that this was actually an April Fool's Joke and that there's an explanation in the source code.’
- ‘Or have I just revealed myself as the idiotic beneficiary of a belated April Fool prank?’
- ‘We snared a few people with our April Fool prank, and saw the first signs of house-price weakness.’
- ‘In these earnest years, April Fool pranks have gone out of style.’
- ‘I can't think of any April Fools pranks or jokes, so instead, I'll post a photo which is part of a larger picture.’
- ‘Unless you're a total raving idiot, you probably weren't fooled by our last minute April Fool's prank.’
- ‘Several EU nations, including Britain, France and Belgium have delivered their very own April Fools prank by failing to meet that self imposed deadline.’
- ‘Ok, once when I was about ten, I tried to play an April Fool's joke on my parents.’
- ‘But in case you haven't already guessed, yesterday's story about Brussels banning Yorkshire Puddings was an April Fool.’
- ‘All I hope is that this is an April Fool's played a day too early…’
- ‘Are you sure your parents didn't plot all this behind your back as an early April Fool's trick?’
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