from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. one who fakes something
- n. an impostor or impersonator
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who fakes something
- n. a thief.
- n. a peddler of petty things.
- n. a workman who dresses things up.
- n. a person who makes deceitful pretenses.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who fakes; specifically, in the life-saving service, a surfman whose duty it is to fake the shot-lines in a faking-box.
- n. A pickpocket; a thief.
- n. One who sells or deals in fakes; specifically, a street-vender.
- n. A hanger-on of the theatrical profession.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who makes deceitful pretenses
Sorry, no etymologies found.
And by the way, do you suppose that this guy actually uses the word faker in his screen name might be a clue to his authenticity?
“Every dollar that’s lost to a faker is one more dollar that can’t be spent on a veteran,” said O’Neill, whose office is responsible for rooting out those who defraud VA.
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Djokovic did not take kindly to being called a faker, and beat Roddick in the quarter-finals in New York.
This video Sen. Mike Duffy calling Peter Stoffer MP, a "faker" prior to dashing off an RCMP mess dinner, and this post at Dawg's, caused me to imagine a near future headline reading "Mike Duffy appointed RCMP Commissioner".
But when I checked the OED definition, I found that the OED gives it a sense of "faker" as an Americanism.
The implication, it seems to me, is that 'faker' is not just an occasional misuse but a common US meaning, and I don't agree.
The method of working in the poorer specimens is very simple, and it pays the "faker" to sell for £2 or £3 what takes, perhaps, only half a day to produce.
When traveling through the Northwest some time ago, one of the present writers strolled up a village street after dinner and noticed a crowd listening to a "faker" speaking on a corner from a goods-box.
He warned his young friend against the wiles of the "faker," who had been known to pipeclay a mottled animal and deceive the amateur.
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