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Noun: put-on  pût ón
  1. A composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    - parody, lampoon, spoof, sendup, mockery, takeoff, burlesque, travesty, charade, pasquinade
     
  2. Something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
    - fraud, fraudulence, dupery, hoax, humbug, spoof
     
  3. A ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
    - antic, joke, prank, trick, caper, dido [N. Amer]
Verb: put on
  1. Put clothing on one's body
    "He put on his best suit for the wedding";
    - wear, get into, don, assume
     
  2. Add to something existing
    "She put on a sun room"
     
  3. (cooking) put on the stove or ready for cooking
    "put on the tea, please!"
     
  4. Carry out (performances)
    "They put on a splendid effort";
    - turn in
     
  5. Add to the odometer
    "He put on 1,000 miles on this trip"
     
  6. Prepare and supply with the necessary equipment for execution or performance
    "put on a theatre production";
    - mount
     
  7. Use to cover a surface
    "Put on make-up!";
    - apply
     
  8. Fool or hoax
    - gull, dupe, slang, befool [archaic], cod, fool, take in, put one over, put one across
     
  9. Increase (one's body weight)
    "She put on 20 pounds when she stopped exercising";
    - gain
Adjective: put on
  1. Adopted in order to deceive
    - assumed, false, fictitious, fictive, pretended, sham

Derived forms: put on, put-ons, puts on, putting on

See also: counterfeit, imitative, put

Type of: add, betray, caricature, change state, chicane, chicanery, cook, cover, create, deceive, devise, diversion, dress, fix, get dressed, get up, guile, imitation, impersonation, lead astray, machinate, make, organise [Brit], organize, prepare, ready, recreation, shenanigan, trickery, turn, wile

Encyclopedia: Put on