palm off

verb

Definition of palm off

1 : to dispose of usually by trickery or guile
2 : pass off 2
  • palming himself off as a minister
  • —Toni Morrison

Examples of palm off in a Sentence

  1. 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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Law Dictionary

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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