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.
Later that same year, she Instagrammed a photo of herself wearing a faux hijab before half-apologizing for it on Twitter.
A few vampire acrobatics in faux protest later, and the two were stripping off their shirts and wrestling in bed.
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|DAILY BEAST
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|Chancellor Agard|March 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"You cannot deny but that she has frequently made a faux pas, as it were," said Jess, smiling.The Girls of Central High Aiding the Red Cross|Gertrude W. Morrison
The Man of the World goes to him to ask what book so absorbs him, friendly, faux bonhomme.The Harlequinade|Dion Clayton Calthrop
The truth is, I executed rather a faux pas over there at Asquith.The Celebrity, Complete|Winston Churchill
In short, if ever a faux bonhomme existed, Sir John Bell was the man.Doctor Therne|H. Rider Haggard
"The Jack-a-dimunts," promptly responded Simon, who gave up all as lost after this faux pas.
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."