artificial or imitation; fake: a brooch with faux pearls.

1670–80; < French; Old French fals < Latin falsus false

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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."
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