What does PUT-ON mean?

Definitions for PUT-ONˈpʊtˌɒn, -ˌɔn; -ˈɒn, -ˈɔn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word PUT-ON.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. parody, lampoon, spoof, sendup, mockery, takeoff, burlesque, travesty, charade, pasquinade, put-on(noun)

    a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way

  2. fraud, fraudulence, dupery, hoax, humbug, put-on(noun)

    something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage

  3. antic, joke, prank, trick, caper, put-on(adj)

    a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement

  4. assumed, false, fictitious, fictive, pretended, put on, sham(verb)

    adopted in order to deceive

    "an assumed name"; "an assumed cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive sympathy"; "a pretended interest"; "a put-on childish voice"; "sham modesty"

  5. wear, put on, get into, don, assume(verb)

    put clothing on one's body

    "What should I wear today?"; "He put on his best suit for the wedding"; "The princess donned a long blue dress"; "The queen assumed the stately robes"; "He got into his jeans"

  6. put on(verb)

    add to something existing

    "She put on a sun room"

  7. put on(verb)

    put on the stove or ready for cooking

    "put on the tea, please!"

  8. put on, turn in(verb)

    carry out (performances)

    "They turned in a splendid effort"; "They turned in top jobs for the second straight game"

  9. put on(verb)

    add to the odometer

    "He put on 1,000 miles on this trip"

  10. mount, put on(verb)

    prepare and supply with the necessary equipment for execution or performance

    "mount a theater production"; "mount an attack"; "mount a play"

  11. put on, apply(verb)

    apply to a surface

    "She applied paint to the back of the house"; "Put on make-up!"

  12. gull, dupe, slang, befool, cod, fool, put on, take in, put one over, put one across(verb)

    fool or hoax

    "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "You can't fool me!"

  13. gain, put on(verb)

    increase (one's body weight)

    "She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising"


  1. put-on(Noun)

    A deception, hoax, or practical joke.

Anagrams for PUT-ON »

  1. Upton

  2. unpot

  3. upon't


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PUT-ON in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PUT-ON in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert Califf:

    That kind of pressure, when it's put on.

  2. Ricardo Barrientos:

    What he knows how to do is to put on make-up.

  3. Sandra Pinchback:

    God put on my mind that something else happened.

  4. Danish proverb:

    If three people say you are an ass, put on a bridle.

  5. Mary Bertone:

    I wasn't put on this Earth to make you feel like a man.

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