HyperDic: put-on

English > 3 senses of the word put-on:
NOUNcommunicationput-on, parody, lampoon, spoof, sendup, send-up, mockery, takeoff, burlesque, travesty, pasquinadea composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
actput-on, fraud, fraudulence, dupery, hoax, humbugsomething intended to deceive
actput-on, antic, joke, prank, trick, capera ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
put-on > pronunciation
Soundspuh'taa'n
RhymesAbidjan ... Yukon: 149 rhymes with aan...
English > put-on: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way.
Synonymsparody, lampoon, spoof, sendup, send-up, mockery, takeoff, burlesque, travesty, pasquinade
Broadercaricature, imitation, impersonationA representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
Spanishburla, farsa, parodia, pasquín, ridiculización, sátira
Catalanburla, paròdia
English > put-on: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningSomething intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage.
Synonymsfraud, fraudulence, dupery, hoax, humbug
NarrowergoldbrickAnything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless
Broadertrickery, chicanery, chicane, guile, wile, shenaniganThe use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
Spanishbulo, camelo, engañifa, engaño, filfa, fraude, mistificación, pastrana, patraña, trampa
Catalanfraudulència, innocentada, jugada, mistificació, trampa, truc
Verbsput onfool or hoax
English > put-on: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement.
Synonymsantic, joke, prank, trick, caper
Narrowerdirty trickAn unkind or aggressive trick
practical jokeA prank or trick played on a person (especially one intended to make the victim appear foolish)
Broaderdiversion, recreationAn activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates / stimulates
Spanishbroma, burla, chiste, vacilada
Catalanantic, befa, broma, burla

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