Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Artificial; fake: faux pearls.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Fake or artificial

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See fauces.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article

Etymologies

French, from Old French fals; see false.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French faux. (Wiktionary)

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  • I think it's still just about within 7 days, bilby. It seems that a load of (perhaps related) newbies added certain words this week.

    January 12, 2009

  • In fact there are six 'most wordied' currently in double figures. Is it still in the 'last seven days' or has the time period been extended?

    January 11, 2009

  • HARRRRRRRRRR!

    January 8, 2009

  • Now we're up to 17. Is wordie achieving critical mass? Or is it all a fauxnomenon?

    January 8, 2009

  • Astounding!

    Look at poor benevolent, currently with 10 listings - at any other time it would have made the top spot.

    January 8, 2009


  • 15 now, yarb. I added it just for you. Now I'm going to have to delete something to get back to my pleasing 14K total.

    January 7, 2009

  • Listed 12 times in the last seven days, which is the most I can remember seeing in my time monitoring the "most wordied" list.
    Edit: 14!

    January 7, 2009