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put-on

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Definition of put-on in English:

noun

North American informal
A deception; a hoax.
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.

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