- The definition of fake is someone or something that is not genuine.
An example of fake is a description for a knock-off designer purse.
- Fake is defined as a knock-off, or someone or something that isn't what it appears to be.
- An example of a fake is a knock-off designer bag.
- An example of a fake is a person who is phony and who pretends to be nice when really he is not.
- To fake means to create a false impression, to lie and pretend to be something you aren't, or to create a knock-off or impersonation.
- An example of fake is when you pretend to be sick when you aren't.
- An example of fake is when you pretend to be competent at a task you can't do.
- An example of fake is when you forge a signature.
A fake mustache and beard.
fake definition by Webster's New World
- to make (something) seem real, satisfactory, etc. by any sort of deception or tampering
- to practice deception by pretending or simulating (something)
- ☆ to improvise
Origin: earlier feague, feake, ultimately ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps German fegen, polish, sweep, in 17th-c. thieves' slang, to clean out a (victim's) purse
- anything or anyone not genuine; fraud; counterfeit
- Informal a deceptive act, movement, etc.
- fraudulent; not genuine; sham; false
- artificial; not real; specif., made of synthetic fibers, to resemble animal fur: fake fur
fake definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- One that is not authentic or genuine; a sham.
- Sports A brief feint or aborted change of direction intended to mislead one's opponent or the opposing team.
- To contrive and present as genuine; counterfeit.
- To simulate; feign.
- Music To improvise (a passage).
- Sports To deceive (an opponent) with a fake. Often used with out.
- To engage in feigning, simulation, or other deceptive activity.
- Sports To perform a fake.
Origin: Origin unknown.
- fakˈer noun
- fakˈer·y noun
Origin: Middle English faken, to coil a rope.
fake - Phrases/Idioms