Meaning of put-on

put-on

Pronunciation: (n.poot'on", -ôn"adj.poot'on', -ôn'), [key]
— n. Informal.
  1. an act or instance of putting someone on.
  2. a prank or pretense, esp. one perpetrated or assumed in mock seriousness; hoax; spoof.
  3. affected manner or behavior; pretentiousness.
—adj.
  1. assumed, feigned, pretended, or disguised: a put-on manner that didn't fool anyone.
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