verb (used with object)
Origin of foist
Examples from the Web for foisted
The oft-quoted figure of six million dead, he maintains, was but a myth, foisted on the world by the singularly demonic Zionists.
In 2008, he foisted Sarah Palin upon an unsuspecting nation.Michael Tomasky on How John McCain Humiliated Himself on Susan Rice|Michael Tomasky|November 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Dr. Warburton blushed to think that such "nonsense" could be foisted on Shakespeare's text.Some Diversions of a Man of Letters|Edmund William Gosse
She foisted herself upon society, and was discovered and kicked out!Carmen Ariza|Charles Francis Stocking
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
But the Arabic character is even less suited to Malay than to the other Eastern languages on which it has been foisted.
He gave that long, dark face that had been foisted on him tricks to do—lift an eyebrow, frown.The Return|Walter de la Mare
British Dictionary definitions for foisted
Word Origin for foist
Word Origin and History for foisted
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.