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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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Bare ankles in the winter are such a topic of debate that a German satirical website posted a story late last fall depicting a faux trend: ankle scarves. Betsy Mckay, WSJ, "It’s February, Why Are There Bare Ankles Everywhere?," 13 Feb. 2019 The companies say many customers were excited to greet the faux robot car, and some even talked to the automated voice or waved goodbye. Mike Colias, WSJ, "Tonight’s Dinner? In a Cooler-Sized Robot That Knows Where You Live," 11 Mar. 2019 These bags mirror the real thing, from soft, supple faux suede to smooth or pebbled faux leather. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "The Best Ethical Clothing Brands Out There," 5 Mar. 2019 Made with refractory material like that found in faux fireplace logs, the spooky stoneware skulls are fireproof and lightweight. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "These $30 Skull Logs Will Make Your Fireplace Extra Eerie for Halloween," 10 Oct. 2018 Lash extensions are semi-permanent, synthetic, faux mink or silk fibers that are applied strand by strand with specially formulated non-irritating glue to your own lashes to enhance your eye shape. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "Every Question You've Ever Had About Lash Extensions Answered," 4 Feb. 2019 According to The Spruce, the most pet-friendly fabrics are real and faux leather, microfiber, canvas, denim, and outdoor fabrics which are treated to repel odors and moisture. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your White Sofa White," 30 Jan. 2019 Last year, the Duchess of Cambridge went for a chic affordable holiday outfit, opting for a black Zara cape paired with a faux fur collar. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Wears Bright Pink to the Queen's Christmas Luncheon at Buckingham Palace," 19 Dec. 2018 But visitors will probably see fewer of these faux Roman soldiers on the streets, as they can get fined up to €400 ($451) for the act. Katherine Lagrave, Condé Nast Traveler, "Rome Cracking Down on Street Drinking, Bad Tourist Behavior With New Laws," 28 Nov. 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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to affect and impair by alcohol or a drug

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