verb (used with object)
Origin of foist
Examples from the Web for foist
Glenn Beck did it before, although the abstract noun he chose to foist on the nation was "honor."
If Ellerbee and Atkins weren't trying to foist a deliberate deception, where were they mistaken?The Great Gray Plague|Raymond F. Jones
This dogma they have foisted on a flattered and trustful nation, with the command to foist it on the rest of the world.Soliloquies in England|George Santayana
Wonder you aren't ashamed to foist your company on pure-minded boys like us.Stalky & Co.|Rudyard Kipling
Has the reader some misgiving that I foist this interpretation upon the book?
It is needless to inquire what influences have conspired to foist on him the blame for the Confederate failure at Gettysburg.Lee and Longstreet at High Tide|Helen D. Longstreet
Word Origin for foist
1540s, from Dutch vuisten "take in hand," from Middle Dutch vuist "fist" (see fist). Earliest sense was cheating at dice by concealing a loaded one in the palm of the hand with the intention of introducing it into play; meaning "introduce surreptitiously" is from 1560s. Related: Foisted; foisting.