Definition of fake noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//feɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//feɪk//
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  1. 1an object such as a work of art, a coin or a piece of jewellery that is not genuine but has been made to look as if it is All the paintings proved to be fakes. She had long ago sold the diamonds and replaced them with fakes.
  2. 2a person who pretends to be what they are not in order to cheat people See related entries: Dishonest
  3. Word Originlate 18th cent. (originally slang): origin uncertain; perhaps ultimately related to German fegen ‘sweep, thrash’.
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