let on


Definition of let on

intransitive verb

1 : to make acknowledgment : admit knows more than he lets on
2 : to reveal a secret nobody let on about the surprise party
3 : pretend let on to being a stranger

Keep scrolling for more

Examples of let on in a Sentence

she's not half as innocent as she likes to let on

First Known Use of let on

1725, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about let on

Statistics for let on

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for let on

The first known use of let on was in 1725

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on let on

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with let on

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for let on

Nglish: Translation of let on for Spanish Speakers

Comments on let on

What made you want to look up let on? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


marked by a state of overwhelming emotion

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!