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


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


    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