foist

[ foist ]
/ fɔɪst /

verb (used with object)

to force upon or impose fraudulently or unjustifiably (usually followed by on or upon): to foist inferior merchandise on a customer.
to bring, put, or introduce surreptitiously or fraudulently (usually followed by in or into): to foist political views into a news story.

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Origin of foist

1535–45; < Dutch dialect vuisten, derivative of vuist fist1

OTHER WORDS FROM foist

un·foist·ed, adjective

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Definition for foists (2 of 2)

Foïsm
[ foh-iz-uh m ]
/ ˈfoʊ ɪz əm /

noun

Chinese Buddhism.

Origin of Foïsm

OTHER WORDS FROM Foïsm

Fo·ïst, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for foists (1 of 2)

Foism
/ (ˈfəʊˌɪzəm) /

noun

Chinese Buddhism, the version introduced from India from the 4th century ad onwards and essentially belonging to the Mahayana school

Derived forms of Foism

Foist, noun, adjective

Word Origin for Foism

from Mandarin Chinese fo Buddha

British Dictionary definitions for foists (2 of 2)

foist
/ (fɔɪst) /

verb (tr)

(often foll by off or on) to sell or pass off (something, esp an inferior article) as genuine, valuable, etc
(usually foll by in or into) to insert surreptitiously or wrongfully

Word Origin for foist

C16: probably from obsolete Dutch vuisten to enclose in one's hand, from Middle Dutch vuist fist
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