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  Definition of put-on
  1. a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
  2. something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
  3. a composition that imitates somebody''s style in a humorous way
Similar Words: antic, joke, prank, trick, caper, fraud, fraudulence, dupery, hoax, humbug, parody, lampoon, spoof, sendup, mockery, takeoff, burlesque, travesty, charade, pasquinade

 

Hyponyms: dirty trick, practical joke, goldbrick, Piltdown man, Piltdown hoax

 

Derivational Morphology: clown, clown around, antic, gull, dupe, slang, befool, cod, fool, put on, take in, put one over, put one across, humbug, hoax, pull someone's leg, play a joke on, spoof, burlesque, parody, take off, satirize, satirise, lampoon

 

 
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