[ fey-ker ]
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  1. a person who fakes.

  2. a petty swindler.

  1. a peddler or street vendor of articles of dubious value.

Origin of faker

First recorded in 1840–50; fake1 + -er1

Words that may be confused with faker

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How to use faker in a sentence

  • I must be mighty careful or I'll lose my point of view and become a wretched hanger-on at the skirts of these fakers.

  • Last year it was the social evil; just now it concerns itself with what the reformers are pleased to call 'the occult fakers.'

  • The poets and novelists and the historians and the rest of the nature fakers fail to tell all the facts, dear sister.

    The Grain Of Dust | David Graham Phillips
  • For a while he buried himself in the native life of a loathsome colony of Fakers.

  • He was one of the strange, impudent race of fakers who prey upon the clever city.

    The Job | Sinclair Lewis