\ˈfō \

Definition of faux 

: imitation, ersatz faux marble faux suede jackets

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Examples of faux in a Sentence

even the animal rights activists were fooled by the faux furs

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Though some might enjoy the faux-nude beach look, the ensuing double take is not one most of us seek. Christine Whitney, WSJ, "The Best Alternatives to the Boring Black Swimsuit," 11 July 2018 These were so much cooler when they were paired with the faux leather helmets. Steven Ruiz, For The Win, "Every NFL team's best alternate uniform, ranked," 3 July 2018 Most of the laptop is covered in metal topped with a silver finish, and when opened up, a faux carbon fiber palm rest. Stefan Etienne, The Verge, "Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 review: jack of all trades," 2 July 2018 Werewool, from New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, is a faux wool fiber that students created by isolating and expressing a protein from their own DNA—no animals (except humans) needed. Emily Matchar, Smithsonian, "What Will It Take To Make Vegan Wool?," 29 June 2018 This chapel was smaller by far, but cozy and welcoming, with sprays of flowers and two candelabra sporting faux candles. Alex Pulaski, latimes.com, "Say 'I do' and save money? Whoever thought you'd say that in the same sentence? But a cruise means both can happen," 10 June 2018 When Bush wore a three-strand necklace of faux pearls with her royal blue inaugural gown in 1989, that one piece of jewelry became a shot heard 'round the fashion world. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "Faux and fabulous: How pearls became Barbara Bush's iconic fashion statement | The Kansas City Star," 16 Apr. 2018 This is thanks to its location off the main drag of Disney Springs in a faux old rum runner tunnel and prohibition-style cocktails. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Enzo's Hideaway offers Italian fare paired with prohibition-style cocktails," 14 July 2018 Trump wrote, referring to the faux news about the royal sale. Annie Linskey, BostonGlobe.com, "Donald Trump has long obsession with the British royal family," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of faux

1684, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for faux

French, false

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playful or foolish behavior

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