play-actor

playact

[pley-akt]
verb (used without object)
1.
to engage in make-believe.
2.
to be insincere or affected in speech, manner, etc.: It's hard to get away with playacting with members of one's own family.
3.
to perform in a play.
verb (used with object)
4.
to dramatize (something): They playacted the movements of a burglar.

Origin:
1895–1900; back formation from playacting; see play, act, -ing1

playacting, noun
playactor, noun
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play-act
 
vb
1.  (intr) to pretend or make believe
2.  (intr) to behave in an overdramatic or affected manner
3.  to act in or as in (a play)
 
'play-acting
 
n
 
'play-actor
 
n

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