The idea that Dylan is a faker, unless everything he wrote came out of his own imagination—word for word, note for note—is absurd.
No glass in the world has been so much copied, and none has, in the long run, stood out so successfully in defying the faker.
Of course Dr. Munro nowhere suggests that any excavator is the guilty “faker.”
And when she found out you was a faker she set out to sue you for her money back.
You see, it doesn't work; and anybody who claims it does is a faker and a liar.
But this was no faker—one of the most famous artists in America, throwing in a signed sketch of whoever bought Liberty bonds.
And this is the business of every educator who is not content to be a faker.
Jack would have had one word for Macedoine and one only—faker.
If I say so, he'll scare-head you as a faker—in letters all across the front page.
"I said I was going to make a moving picture of that faker," repeated Russ.
attested in London criminal slang as adjective (1775), verb (1812), and noun (1851, of persons 1888), but probably older. A likely source is feague "to spruce up by artificial means," from German fegen "polish, sweep," also "to clear out, plunder" in colloquial use. "Much of our early thieves' slang is Ger. or Du., and dates from the Thirty Years' War" [Weekley]. Or it may be from Latin facere "to do." Related: Faked; fakes; faking.
: Sham; deceptive
A sham or deception; something spurious (1827+)
[origin uncertain; perhaps fr earlier feak, feague, or fig, ''to spruce up, esp by deceptive artificial means''; perhaps ultimately fr German fegen, ''clean, furbish,'' or Latin facere, ''to do'']