artificial or imitation; fake:
a brooch with faux pearls.
from French faux “false” (12c., see false). Used with English words at least since 1676 (Etheredge, faux-prude). Used by itself, with French pronunciation, from 1980s to mean “fake.”
False; fake, phony: A British conglomerate told Ms Tabb to shelve her plans to sell the faux burger/ The facade drops, revealing them as the faux funsters they really are/ She had a faux art clock that ran on a battery
[1980s+; fr French]
[foh-ber-don; French foh-boor-dawn] /ˈfoʊ bərˌdɒn; French foʊ burˈdɔ̃/ noun 1. Music. a 15th-century compositional technique employing three voices, the upper and lower voices progressing an octave or a sixth apart while the middle voice extemporaneously doubles the upper part at a fourth below. 2. the use of progressions of parallel sixth chords.
[foh-nah-eef] /ˈfoʊ nɑˈif/ adjective 1. marked by a pretense of simplicity or innocence; disingenuous. noun 2. a person who shrewdly affects an attitude or pose of simplicity or innocence. /fonaif/ adjective 1. appearing or seeking to appear simple and unsophisticated: a faux-naïf narration noun 2. a person who pretends to be naïve
[foh pah] /foʊ ˈpɑ/ noun, plural faux pas [foh pahz; French foh pah] /foʊ ˈpɑz; French foʊ ˈpɑ/ (Show IPA) 1. a slip or blunder in etiquette, manners, or conduct; an embarrassing social blunder or indiscretion. /ˌfəʊ ˈpɑː; French fo pɑ/ noun (pl) faux pas (ˌfəʊ ˈpɑːz; French) (fo pɑ) 1. a social blunder or […]
[fah-vuh] /ˈfɑ və/ noun 1. a plant, Vicia faba, native to the Old World, bearing large pods containing edible seeds. 2. the seed or pod of this plant. /ˈfɑːvə/ noun (US & Canadian) 1. an erect annual Eurasian bean plant, Vicia faba, cultivated for its large edible flattened seeds, used as a vegetable 2. the […]