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  1. artificial or imitation; fake: a brooch with faux pearls.
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Origin of faux

1670–80; < French; Old French fals < Latin falsus false
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Related Words for faux

fake, imitative, imitation, ersatz, false, unreal, counterfeit, fabricated, substitute, factitious, spurious, plastic, synthetic, unnatural, affected, contrived, feigned, insincere

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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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