put-on

Definitions of put-on
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n something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage

Synonyms:
dupery, fraud, fraudulence, hoax, humbug
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)

n 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
Type of:
caricature, imitation, impersonation
a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect

n a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement

Synonyms:
antic, caper, joke, prank, trick
Types:
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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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