Gain access to thousands of additional definitions and advanced search features—ad free! JOIN NOW
: imitation, ersatz
faux marble faux suede jackets
Keep scrolling for more
artificial, bogus, dummy, ersatz, fake, false, imitation, imitative, man-made, mimic, mock, pretend, sham, simulated, substitute, synthetic
genuine, natural, real
Recent Examples on the Web
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'faux.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
1684, in the meaning defined above
Resources for faux
From the Editors at Merriam-Webster
Every Letter Is Silent, Sometimes
When each letter can be seen but not heard
5 Nov 2018
Time Traveler for faux
See more words from the same year
More from Merriam-Webster on faux
Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for faux
Spanish Central: Translation of faux
Nglish: Translation of faux for Spanish Speakers
Britannica English: Translation of faux for Arabic Speakers
Comments on faux
What made you want to look up faux? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
playful or foolish behavior
Get Word of the Day daily email!
Autumn Words of the Day 2018
Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?
Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.
Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!
New words that came from bigger words
A cavalcade of words for travel
Two words. One hundred years.
Words from the week of 11/9/2018
And is one way more correct than the others?
The story of an imaginary word that managed to sneak past our editors and enter the dictionary.
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
The awkward case of 'his or her'
(Secret October WOTD Quiz)
Name that government! Or something like that.
A game of winding words.