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Date: 1600-1700
Origin: hoodwink 'to cover the eyes with a hood' (16-19 centuries), from hood + wink

hoodwink

verb
     
hood‧wink [transitive + into]
to trick someone in a clever way so that you can get an advantage for yourself

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