playact


play·act

verb \ˈplā-ˌakt\

Definition of PLAYACT

transitive verb
:  act out 1a
intransitive verb
1
a :  to take part in theatrical performances especially as a professional
b :  to make believe
2
:  to engage in theatrical or insincere behavior
play·act·ing noun

Origin of PLAYACT

back-formation from playacting
First Known Use: 1901

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