\ 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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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 But in the black-and-white photos that Jennings found, the walls around the murals are decorated with elaborate paint and fronted by faux marble columns, compliments of Hopffgarten’s brush. Maria L. La Ganga, idahostatesman, "What’s behind ’60s-era paneling at El Korah Shrine? A ballroom’s worth of ’20s art.," 12 July 2018 Two of the sticks are 16GB (2 x 8GB) of DDR4 memory, but the other half of the bundle is two faux-RAM sticks that are made of the same aluminum housing with LEDs that can sync up with the actual RAM sticks. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "Gigabyte will sell you fake color-changing RAM," 5 June 2018 Her skin looked dewy and natural, with a smattering of faux freckles clearly visible. Karina Hoshikawa, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande Wears Loose Blonde Hair for British Vogue Cover," 4 June 2018 Hernandez likes to play up faux injuries and already fell to the turf in writhing anguish against Australia after contact akin to a high-five from an infant. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "The World Cup is getting seriously dirty now," 4 July 2018 Rachel puts on a faux maturity about it and mistakenly convinces Jill to go out with Ross. Vanessa Golembewski, Glamour, "Have You Noticed They're Always Reading on Friends? Yes, Even Joey," 2 July 2018 With a few antiques under her arm and a rescue dog named Ginger at her side, the onetime Barneys New York fashion director wears a black below-the-knee skirt, a faux-fur gilet and sensible brown loafers. Natalia Rachlin, WSJ, "The Onetime Barneys Fashion Director Setting Up Shop in the English Countryside," 27 May 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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