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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Any act of deceit, fraud, swindling, or thieving; the act of begging under false pretenses; also, a device by which fraud is effected.
  • noun Any peculiar or artistic production or piece of workmanship.

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  • Something faked; a contrivance or device used to deceive.

    May 12, 2008

  • "He wiggled the hand he held in the air. 'It's all the same jolly fakement to me, one way or t'other.'" From The Wastelands by Stephen King.

    January 9, 2011

  • JM is a fakement of his own imagination.

    February 17, 2011

  • Beware lest like Eve you should meet

    A serpent who lies for a treat.

    That wily old snake meant

    To purvey a fakement

    For sheer love of simple deceit.

    July 17, 2017