put-on

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

1put–on

adjective \ˈpt-ˈn, -ˈän\

: not real or genuine

Full Definition of PUT-ON

First Known Use of PUT-ON

circa 1625

2put–on

noun \ˈpt-ˌn, -ˌän\

: the act of saying things that are not true in a joking way

Full Definition of PUT-ON

1
:  an instance of putting someone on <conversational put–ons are related to old-fashioned joshing — Jacob Brackman>
2
:  parody, spoof <a kind of put–on of every pretentious film ever made — C. A. Ridley>

First Known Use of PUT-ON

1919

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