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faux

[foh] /foʊ/
adjective
1.
artificial or imitation; fake:
a brooch with faux pearls.
Origin of faux
1670-1680
1670-80; < French; Old French fals < Latin falsus false
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adj.

from French faux "false" (12c., see false). Used with English words at least since 1676 (Etheredge, faux-prude). Used by itself, with French pronunciation, from 1980s to mean "fake."

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faux

adjective

False; fake, phony: A British conglomerate told Ms Tabb to shelve her plans to sell the faux burger/ The facade drops, revealing them as the faux funsters they really are/ She had a faux art clock that ran on a battery

[1980s+; fr French]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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