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Noun Concept
Categories: Fearsome Critters, Fictional activities, Scouting, Practical jokes, In-jokes
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snipe hunt
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An elaborate practical joke in which the unsuspecting victim hunts a snipe and is typically left in the dark holding a bag and waiting for the snipe to run into it WordNet 3.0
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An elaborate practical joke in which the unsuspecting victim hunts a snipe and is typically left in the dark holding a bag and waiting for the snipe to run into it WordNet 3.0 & WordNet 2020
A snipe hunt is a type of practical joke or fool's errand, in existence in North America as early as the 1840s, in which an unsuspecting newcomer is duped into trying to catch a nonexistent animal called a snipe. Wikipedia
Practical joke in which an unwitting victim is sent in pursuit of something that doesn't exist Wikidata
A prank in which a gullible victim is sent off on a fruitless search for a nonexistent item. Wiktionary
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In the South a snipe hunt is practically a rite of passage WordNet 3.0