Complete Definition of "snipe hunt"

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Etymology
Based on the snipe, a family of shorebirds that are notoriously difficult to hunt.

Noun
en-noun|sg=snipe hunt

  1. idiom A prank in which a gullible victim is sent off on a fruitless search for a nonexistent item.

Verb
en-verb|snipe hunts|snipe hunting|snipe hunted

  1. To participate, as the gullible victim, in a snipe hunt.

See also
fool's errand

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