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put-on

put-on

 
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: pUt an
definition: done or assumed deceptively; pretended.
a put-on display of anger
similar words:
counterfeit, fictitious
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: pUt an
definition 1: (informal) a deception done to amuse or tease; hoax.
That news report was a put-on.
definition 2: an affected manner, attitude, or appearance.
Her air of sophistication is a put-on.
similar words:
mannerism