[feyk] /feɪk/ Nautical
verb (used with object), faked, faking.
to lay (a rope) in a coil or series of long loops so as to allow to run freely without fouling or kinking (often followed by down).
any complete turn of a rope that has been faked down.
any of the various ways in which a rope may be faked down.
(transitive) to cause (something inferior or not genuine) to appear more valuable, desirable, or real by fraud or pretence
to pretend to have (an illness, emotion, etc): to fake a headache
to improvise (music, stage dialogue, etc)
an object, person, or act that is not genuine; sham, counterfeit, or forgery
not genuine; spurious
(transitive) usually foll by down. to coil (a rope) on deck
one round of a coil of rope
attested in London criminal slang as adjective (1775), verb (1812), and noun (1851, of persons 1888), but probably older. A likely source is feague “to spruce up by artificial means,” from German fegen “polish, sweep,” also “to clear out, plunder” in colloquial use. “Much of our early thieves’ slang is Ger. or Du., and dates from the Thirty Years’ War” [Weekley]. Or it may be from Latin facere “to do.” Related: Faked; fakes; faking.
: Sham; deceptive
A sham or deception; something spurious (1827+)
[origin uncertain; perhaps fr earlier feak, feague, or fig, ”to spruce up, esp by deceptive artificial means”; perhaps ultimately fr German fegen, ”clean, furbish,” or Latin facere, ”to do”]
- Fake fur
noun See fun fur
- Fake it
- Fake off
verb phrase To loaf; idle; goof off (1950s+)
[feyk] /feɪk/ verb (used with object), faked, faking. 1. prepare or make (something specious, deceptive, or fraudulent): to fake a report showing nonexistent profits. 2. to conceal the defects of or make appear more attractive, interesting, valuable, etc., usually in order to deceive: The story was faked a bit to make it more sensational. 3. […]