palm off


Definition of palm off 

transitive verb

1 : to dispose of usually by trickery or guile

2 : pass off sense 2 palming himself off as a minister— Toni Morrison

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Synonyms for palm off


fob off, foist, palm, pass off, wish

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Examples of palm off in a Sentence

please stop trying to palm off your leftovers onto me

First Known Use of palm off

1822, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of palm off was in 1822

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palm off

transitive verb

Legal Definition of palm off 

: to sell or attempt to sell (a product) by inducing buyers to believe that one's product is actually the product of another specifically : to attempt to sell (a product) under another's trademark or trade name

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