verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of counterfeit
Synonyms for counterfeit
Examples from the Web for counterfeiter
Historical Examples of counterfeiter
Larry la Roche had been a counterfeiter and was a consummate penman.Way of the Lawless
Water-marked paper has, so far, escaped the counterfeiter's arts.
Some thought he was a counterfeiter in disguise, and others called him a conjurer.Sheppard Lee, Vol. I (of 2)
Robert Montgomery Bird
What do you think was the counterfeiter's excuse for running away?
The counterfeiter, like other copyists, reproduces as accurately as possible the final result.The Social Gangster
Arthur B. Reeve
Word Origin for counterfeit
late 13c., from Old French contrefait "imitated" (Modern French contrefait), past participle of contrefaire "imitate," from contre- "against" (see contra-) + faire "to make, to do" (from Latin facere; see factitious). Medieval Latin contrafactio meant "setting in opposition or contrast." Related: Counterfeited; counterfeiting. The noun and adjective are from late 14c.