Definition Of put-on


a deception; a hoax.

It's hard to tell if it's brilliant or a put-on, or just a brilliant put-on .

Example Of put-on

  • A self-confessed Succubus Hunter, it's hard to tell if this guy's nuts or if the site's a put-on .

  • ‘Frankly, I still have to believe it's a put-on ,’ says Ireland.

  • ‘Lucky boy,’ she says before the frown - which was always a put-on - gives way to a glorious smile.

  • Either this is a put-on , or a reflection of the gut difficulty tribal Democrats have with political intermarriage.

  • For all I know the entire scene might have been a put-on with a hired actor, but I enjoyed the punch line.

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