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[ fey-ker ]


  1. a person who fakes. fake.
  2. a petty swindler.
  3. a peddler or street vendor of articles of dubious value.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of faker1

First recorded in 1840–50; fake 1 + -er 1

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Example Sentences

Large majorities thought men who “cracked” in battle were not cowards or fakers.

That makes sense — fakers often publish their studies faster, Sheldrick said, because running a real study takes a lot more time than fabricating data does.

From Vox

Individual influencers like Faker have become increasingly important in the gaming and esports space.

From Digiday

The finding suggests that Earth’s earliest rocks may contain abundant tiny fakers — minuscule objects masquerading as fossilized evidence of early life — researchers report online January 28 in Geology.

They include Faker Ben Abdelazziz Boussora a 49-year-old who was born in Tunis and has a $5 million U.S. bounty on his head.

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.

It is interesting as showing the patent medicine faker's touching confidence in the power of advertising.

You see, it doesn't work; and anybody who claims it does is a faker and a liar.

The same group of shillabers were constantly circulating from one faker to the other, and as constantly investing.

Why, you dirty faker you, what the devil you are coming round here bluffing that you want to buy a dress for your wife for?

I am one of a throng surrounding a smooth-handed faker who is selling prize boxes of soap and giving away dollars.





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