Saturday, June 04, 2011
Definitions for foist
- To force upon or impose fraudulently or unjustifiably.
- To bring, put, or introduce surreptitiously or fraudulently.
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Citations for foist
It's too bright, the sky is too big, and we're always trying to foist our napalm off on Arizona.
And these missing elements fit well into the so-called Periodic Tables some chemists have tried to foist upon the science.
Origin of foist
Foist comes from a phrase in Dutch dialect, vuisten, itself derived from vuist, "fist," in reference to concealing dice in one's hand during some game.