put-on

Definitions of put-on
  1. noun
    something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
    synonyms: dupery, fraud, fraudulence, hoax, humbug
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    types:
    goldbrick
    anything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless
    type of:
    chicane, chicanery, guile, shenanigan, trickery, wile
    the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
  2. noun
    a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    synonyms: burlesque, charade, lampoon, mockery, parody, pasquinade, sendup, spoof, takeoff, travesty
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    caricature, imitation, impersonation
    a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
  3. noun
    a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
    synonyms: antic, caper, joke, prank, trick
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    dirty trick
    an unkind or aggressive trick
    practical joke
    a prank or trick played on a person (especially one intended to make the victim appear foolish)
    April fool
    a practical joke or trick played on the first day of April
    hotfoot
    a practical joke that involves inserting a match surreptitiously between the sole and upper of the victim's shoe and then lighting it
    rag
    a boisterous practical joke (especially by college students)
    snipe hunt
    an elaborate practical joke in which the unsuspecting victim hunts a snipe and is typically left in the dark holding a bag and waiting for the snipe to run into it
    type of:
    diversion, recreation
    an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates
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