verb (used with object)
Origin of foist
Definition for foists (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for foists
He likewise landed an ample supply of powder and ball, and left a Sanjak with 500 Turks and five foists.
Discouraged by this defeat, the Mahometans assailed our twelve foists with all their force, and carried them away.
Upon this our success, the enemy sent down four other foists to help those who were already engaged against us.
British Dictionary definitions for foists (1 of 2)
Word Origin for Foism
British Dictionary definitions for foists (2 of 2)
Word Origin for foist
Word Origin and History for foists
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.