Definition of


  1. (adj, all) not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article
    faux pearls
    false teeth
    decorated with imitation palm leaves
    a purse of simulated alligator hide

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Synonyms of Faux

fake, false, imitation, simulated

Origin of the word Faux

  1. from Fr. faux "false" (see false). Used with English words at least since 1676 (Etheredge). Used by itself, with French pronunciation, from 1980s to mean "fake." more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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