makebelieve

make-believe

[meyk-bi-leev]
noun
1.
pretense, especially of an innocent or playful kind; feigning; sham: the make-believe of children playing.
2.
a pretender; a person who pretends.
adjective
3.
pretended; feigned; imaginary; made-up; unreal: a make-believe world of fantasy.

Origin:
1805–15

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