kayfabe

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

Thought to have originated as carny slang for "protecting the secrets of the business"; may ultimately originate from Pig Latin for "fake" ("ake-fay") or the phrase "be fake" ("e-bay ake-fay").

NounEdit

kayfabe (uncountable)

  1. (professional wrestling) The portrayal of events within the industry as real; the portrayal of professional wrestling and the accompanying storylines as not staged or worked.
Last modified on 29 October 2013, at 14:39