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.(verb)
Fake is defined as a knock-off, or someone or something that isn't what it appears to be.(noun)
The definition of fake is someone or something that is not genuine.(adjective)
An example of fake is a description for a knock-off designer purse.
See fake in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: earlier feague, feake, ult. < ? Ger fegen, polish, sweep, in 17th-c. thieves' slang, to clean out a (victim's) purse
See fake in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Origin unknown.
Origin: Middle English faken, to coil a rope.
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