kayfabe
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈkeɪfeɪb/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈkeɪˌfeɪb/
Noun

kayfabe (uncountable)

  1. (professional wrestling) The act, situation, or code of portraying staged events, performances, rivalries, etc as authentic or spontaneous.
  2. (figurative) Similar fakery or suspension of disbelief in other contexts.
Synonyms
  • (wrestling fakery) work
Antonyms Adjective

kayfabe (not comparable)

  1. (professional wrestling) Of or related to kayfabe, especially forbidden to mention or show in order to maintain kayfabe.
Synonyms Verb

kayfabe (kayfabes, present participle kayfabing; past and past participle kayfabed)

  1. (professional wrestling) To maintain kayfabe, to deceive by staying in character.



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