Definition of counterfeit adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

counterfeit

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adjective
BrE BrE//ˈkaʊntəfɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkaʊntərfɪt//
 
 
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(formal) (of money and goods for sale) made to look exactly like something in order to trick people into thinking that they are getting the real thing synonym fake counterfeit watches Are you aware these notes are counterfeit? opposite genuine Word Origin Middle English (as a verb): from Anglo-Norman French countrefeter, from Old French contrefait, past participle of contrefaire, from Latin contra- ‘in opposition’ + facere ‘make’.
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