verb (used with object)
to force upon or impose fraudulently or unjustifiably (usually followed by on or upon ): to foist inferior merchandise on a customer.
to bring, put, or introduce surreptitiously or fraudulently (usually followed by in or into ): to foist political views into a news story.

1535–45; < Dutch dialect vuisten, derivative of vuist fist

unfoisted, adjective Unabridged
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Foism (ˈfəʊˌɪzəm)
Chinese Buddhism, the version introduced from India from the 4th century ad onwards and essentially belonging to the Mahayana school
[from Mandarin Chinese foBuddha]
n, —adj

foist (fɔɪst)
vb (often foll by off or on) (usually foll by in or into)
1.  to sell or pass off (something, esp an inferior article) as genuine, valuable, etc
2.  to insert surreptitiously or wrongfully
[C16: probably from obsolete Dutch vuisten to enclose in one's hand, from Middle Dutch vuist fist]

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Word Origin & History

1540s, from Du. vuisten "take in hand," from M.Du. vuist "fist." Earliest sense was cheating at dice by concealing one in the palm of the hand; meaning "introduce surreptitiously" is from 1560s. Related: Foisted; foisting.
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