An example of counterfeit is a one hundred dollar bill made at home.
A counterfeit dollar bill.
Even Nature's self envied the same, / And grudged to see the counterfeit should shame / The thing itself.
To counterfeit the signature of another, coins, notes, etc.
An example of counterfeit is the action taken by imposters who print their own money.
An example of counterfeit is money that is not produced by the proper authorities.
Counterfeited interest in the story.
Origin of counterfeit
- Middle English countrefeten from contrefet made in imitation from Old French contrefait past participle of contrefaire to counterfeit contre- counter- faire to make (from Latin facere dhē- in Indo-European roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Anglo-Norman countrefait, from Old French contrefait.