Meaning of “put-on” in the English Dictionary

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"put-on" in British English

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put-onnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpʊt.ɒn/ us /ˈpʊt.ɑːn/ US informal

an attempt to deceive someone into believing something that is not true:

She's not really angry - it's just a put-on.

(Definition of “put-on” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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