have on


had on; having on; has on

transitive verb

: wear
has on a new suit
chiefly British : to trick or deceive intentionally : put on sense 5
: to have plans for
what do you have on for tomorrow

Examples of have on in a Sentence

you're having me on, aren't you, mate?
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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of have on was before the 12th century

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“Have on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20on. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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