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English noun: put-on

1. put-on (communication) a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way

Synonymsburlesque, charade, lampoon, mockery, parody, pasquinade, sendup, spoof, takeoff, travesty

Broader (hypernym)caricature, imitation, impersonation

2. put-on (act) something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage

Synonymsdupery, fraud, fraudulence, hoax, humbug

Broader (hypernym)chicane, chicanery, guile, shenanigan, trickery, wile

Narrower (hyponym)goldbrick

3. put-on (act) a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement

Synonymsantic, caper, joke, prank, trick

Broader (hypernym)diversion, recreation

Narrower (hyponym)dirty trick, practical joke

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