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Etymology 1Edit

 
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The origin is not known with certainty, although first attested in 1775 CE in British criminals' slang [1]. It is probably from feak, feague (to give a better appearance through artificial means); akin to Dutch veeg (a slap), vegen (to sweep, wipe); German fegen (to sweep, to polish). Compare Old English fācn, fācen (deceit, fraud). Perhaps related to Old Norse fjúka (fade, vanquish, disappear), feikn (strange, scary, unnatural).

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fake (comparative faker or more fake, superlative fakest or most fake)

  1. Not real; false, fraudulent.
    Which fur coat looks fake?
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fake (plural fakes)

  1. Something which is not genuine, or is presented fraudulently.
  2. A trick; a swindle.
  3. (sports) A move meant to deceive an opposing player, used for gaining advantage for example when dribbling an opponent.
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  • (soccer move): feint, (ice hockey move): deke
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fake (third-person singular simple present fakes, present participle faking, simple past and past participle faked)

  1. To cheat; to swindle; to steal; to rob.
  2. (archaic) To modify fraudulently, so as to make an object appear better or other than it really is
    • 1944, George Henderson, The Farming Ladder
      He had a hundred similar tricks, but I never knew him fake a horse, or sell one as sound if it was not.
  3. To make a counterfeit, to counterfeit, to forge, to falsify.
  4. To make a false display of, to affect, to feign, to simulate.
    to fake a marriage
    to fake happiness
    to fake a smile
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English faken, to coil a rope.

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fake (plural fakes)

  1. (nautical) One of the circles or windings of a cable or hawser, as it lies in a coil; a single turn or coil.
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fake (third-person singular simple present fakes, present participle faking, simple past and past participle faked)

  1. (nautical) To coil (a rope, line, or hawser), by winding alternately in opposite directions, in layers usually of zigzag or figure of eight form, to prevent twisting when running out.
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  • fake at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • fake in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

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fake

  1. knife

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English fake.

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fake m (plural fakes)

  1. (Internet slang) a fake account in a social network

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fake (invariable, comparable)

  1. (Internet slang, of an image or video shared on the web) fake, manipulated, not genuine