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Origin of fake

1
First recorded in 1805–15; originally vagrants' slang: “to do for, rob, kill (someone), shape (something)”; perhaps variant of obsolete feak, feague “to beat,” akin to Dutch veeg “a slap,” vegen “to sweep, wipe”

Other definitions for fake (2 of 2)

fake2
[ feyk ]
/ feɪk /
Nautical

verb (used with object), faked, fak·ing.
to lay (a rope) in a coil or series of long loops so as to allow to run freely without fouling or kinking (often followed by down).
noun
any complete turn of a rope that has been faked down.
any of the various ways in which a rope may be faked down.
Also flake .

Origin of fake

2
First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English faken “to coil (a rope),” of obscure origin
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How to use fake in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for fake (1 of 2)

fake1
/ (feɪk) /

verb
(tr) to cause (something inferior or not genuine) to appear more valuable, desirable, or real by fraud or pretence
to pretend to have (an illness, emotion, etc)to fake a headache
to improvise (music, stage dialogue, etc)
noun
an object, person, or act that is not genuine; sham, counterfeit, or forgery
adjective
not genuine; spurious

Derived forms of fake

faker, nounfakery, noun

Word Origin for fake

originally (C18) thieves' slang to mug or do someone; probably via Polari from Italian facciare to make or do

British Dictionary definitions for fake (2 of 2)

fake2
/ (feɪk) nautical /

verb
(tr usually foll by down) to coil (a rope) on deck
noun
one round of a coil of rope

Word Origin for fake

Middle English faken, perhaps via Lingua Franca from Italian facciare to make or do; see fake 1
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