- artificial or imitation; fake: a brooch with faux pearls.
Origin of faux
Examples from the Web for faux
From righteous fury to faux indignation, everything we got mad about in 2014—and how outrage has taken over our lives.The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Dec 15-21, 2014
December 21, 2014
Later that same year, she Instagrammed a photo of herself wearing a faux hijab before half-apologizing for it on Twitter.Will White Feminists Finally Dump Lena Dunham?
November 4, 2014
A few vampire acrobatics in faux protest later, and the two were stripping off their shirts and wrestling in bed.Inside True Blood’s Steamy Gay Sex Scene
June 30, 2014
Faux lashes from the Kardashian Beauty line, which ring in at $6.49.Model Suki Waterhouse Lands Major Movie Role; Giambattista Valli Launches Second Ready-to-Wear Line
The Fashion Beast Team
May 30, 2014
What happens when faux psychic detective Shawn Spencer is busted for having lied to the Santa Barbara Police for eight years?I Watched ‘Psych’ For 8 Years and All I Got Was This Lackluster Finale
March 27, 2014
And had I committed a faux pas in refusing to deliver up the little bag?Against Odds
Lawrence L. Lynch
Your Grace saved me a faux pas there, for Montaiglon is not what I fancied at all.Doom Castle
The truth is, I executed rather a faux pas over there at Asquith.The Celebrity, Complete
Concerning Bainbridge, consult Faux's Journal, ante, note 109.Early Western Travels, 1748-1846, Volume XII
They made one faux pas, and it is upon that we may—if we are careful—get the better of them.Mademoiselle of Monte Carlo
William Le Queux
Word Origin and History for faux
from French faux "false" (12c., see false). Used with English words at least since 1676 (Etheredge, faux-prude). Used by itself, with French pronunciation, from 1980s to mean "fake."