assumed or feigned: a put-on smile
- the act of fooling or hoaxing someone by playing on that person's credulity
- something, as a novel or play, intended as an elaborate hoax or practical joke on the reader or audience
- A deceptive outward appearance.
- The act of teasing or misleading someone, especially for amusement.
- Something, such as a prank, intended as a hoax or joke; a spoof.