1

put–on

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adjective \ˈpu̇t-ˈȯn, -ˈän\

Circa 1625

First Known Use of put–on

circa 1625


2

put–on

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noun \ˈpu̇t-ˌȯn, -ˌän\

Definition of put–on

  1. 1 :  an instance of putting someone on <conversational put–ons are related to old-fashioned joshing — Jacob Brackman>

  2. 2 :  parody, spoof <a kind of put–on of every pretentious film ever made — C. A. Ridley>

1919

First Known Use of put–on

1919


PUT–ON Defined for English Language Learners

1

put–on

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adjective \ˈpu̇t-ˈȯn, -ˈän\

Definition of put–on for English Language Learners

  • : not real or genuine


2

put–on

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noun \ˈpu̇t-ˌȯn, -ˌän\

Definition of put–on for English Language Learners

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


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