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


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