Gag and Ruse


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Gag noun – A playful or mischievous act intended as a joke.
Usage example: the timeworn gag of asking a tobacconist if he has “Prince Albert in a can”

Ruse and gag are semantically related. in practical joke topic. In some cases you can use "Ruse" instead a noun "Gag".
Synonyms for Gag


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Ruse noun – A deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture).
Gag and ruse are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Gag" instead a noun "Ruse".
Synonyms for Ruse

How words are described

old old gag old ruse
similar similar gag similar ruse
original original gag original ruse
simple simple gag simple ruse
Other adjectives: brilliant, entire, constant, big, little, famous, new, extended, one-time, ongoing.

Both words in one sentence

  • I Love the Dead The ruse is discovered when her head falls off, though things hadn't gotten very far, as the original purchase was pretty much a gag gift.
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