nounNorth American informal
A deception; a hoax.
More example sentences
- It's hard to tell if it's brilliant or a put-on, or just a brilliant put-on.
- Spade offered them a contrived story about this all being a put-on to make them look foolish.
- ‘Frankly, I still have to believe it's a put-on,’ says Ireland.
Definition of put-on in:
- The British & World English dictionary