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Noun: put-on  pût ón
Usage: N. Amer, informal
  1. A composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    - parody, lampoon, spoof [informal], sendup [informal], send-up [informal], mockery, takeoff, burlesque, travesty, pasquinade
  2. Something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
    - fraud, fraudulence, dupery, hoax, humbug, spoof [informal]
  3. A ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
    - antic, joke, prank, trick, caper [informal], dido [N. Amer, informal]
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 [informal]
  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 theater production";
    - mount
  7. Coat, cover or smear a surface with
    "Put on make-up!";
    - apply
  8. Fool or hoax
    - gull, dupe, slang [archaic, informal], befool [archaic], cod [Brit, informal], fool, take in, put one over [informal], put one across [informal]
  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-ons, put on, putting on, puts on

See also: counterfeit, imitative

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

Antonym: reduce

Encyclopedia: Put on