Faux definition

The definition of faux is something that is not real or something that is an imitation.

An example of faux is a fake designer purse that you can buy on the street corner for $10.00.

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Artificial; fake.

Faux pearls.

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False or artificial.

Carvings of faux ivory.

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Clothing made from faux leather.

A faux-archaic style of speech.

Faux wine.

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Origin of faux

  • French from Old French fals false

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French faux.

    From Wiktionary