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  • n. A word in a foreign language bearing a deceptive resemblance to a word in one's own language.


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  • short for false friend of a translator

    September 24, 2015

  • a false friend is a word in a foreign language you are attempting to learn which resembles the spelling of a word in a language you know, but means something completely different.

    April 13, 2010