\ 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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Another option is to do a walking shot, even a faux one, says Ogunnaike. Elizabeth Holmes, Marie Claire, "What Do I Do With My Hands In Photos? And Other Important Questions, Answered," 12 Dec. 2018 Even his films that have been interpreted as outward critiques of faux-idyllic Americana tend to be more personal than societal in their scope. Thomas Harlander, Los Angeles Magazine, "Maybe We Should Take David Lynch’s Thoughts on Trump with a Grain of Salt," 27 June 2018 But the supple faux leather really cries out for seat coolers. Scott Sturgis, Philly.com, "Toyota's RAV4 small crossover stays the course," 6 Jan. 2018 Dress in all-black from your closet, and then grab a paintball safety vest and that faux bow-and-arrow set to channel her badass Mockingjay look. Elizabeth Denton, Seventeen, "5 Kickass Katniss Everdeen Halloween Costumes That You Can Recreate for Cheap," 15 Sep. 2015 Vionic also makes great winter gear, namely these cozy-lookin' boots with faux-fur trim. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, "The Best Plantar Fasciitis Shoes, According to Experts," 4 Dec. 2018 That lasting impression resulted in minimalist suiting in bright red and deep brown, plus faux-fur coats, crisp fake python trousers and fake leather shirts. Florence Kane, WSJ, "5 Young Designers You Should Know," 16 Aug. 2018 Today’s spin on the decade’s classics features wild faux fur, leather dresses, punk-rock ruffles and strong suiting. New York Times, "Spring Fashion: ’80s Irreverence Makes a Comeback," 10 Apr. 2018 Following in the footsteps of Michael Kors, Armani and Gucci, the Parisian brand has decided to replace all animal furs with faux fur. Sam Reed, The Hollywood Reporter, "Style Notes: Cardi B Covers CR Fashion Book; Juicy Couture to Hold Runway Show at NYFW," 29 Jan. 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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The first known use of faux was in 1684

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