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Origin of faux

1670–80; < French; Old French fals < Latin falsus false
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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."

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