Word of the DaySaturday, June 04, 2011
\FOIST\ , verb;
To force upon or impose fraudulently or unjustifiably.
To bring, put, or introduce surreptitiously or fraudulently.
It's too bright, the sky is too big, and we're always trying to foist our napalm off on Arizona.
-- Nancy Lemann, Malaise: a novel
And these missing elements fit well into the so-called Periodic Tables some chemists have tried to foist upon the science.
-- Isaac Asimov, The early Asimov: or, Eleven years of trying: Volume 1
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.
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