See also: Fake

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /feɪk/, enPR: fāk
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪk

Etymology 1

The origin is not known with certainty, although first attested in 1775 C.E. 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).

Adjective

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

  1. Not real; false, fraudulent.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:fake
    Antonyms: authentic, genuine
    Which fur coat looks fake?
  2. (of people) Insincere.
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Noun

fake (plural fakes)

  1. Something which is not genuine, or is presented fraudulently.
    I suspect this passport is a fake.
  2. (sports) A move meant to deceive an opposing player, used for gaining advantage for example when dribbling an opponent.
  3. (archaic) A trick; a swindle.
Synonyms
  • (soccer move): feint, (ice hockey move): deke
Translations

Verb

fake (third-person singular simple present fakes, present participle faking, simple past and past participle faked)

  1. (transitive) To make a counterfeit, to counterfeit, to forge, to falsify.
  2. (transitive) To make a false display of, to affect, to feign, to simulate.
    to fake a marriage
    to fake happiness
    to fake a smile
  3. (archaic) To cheat; to swindle; to steal; to rob.
  4. (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.
  5. (music, transitive, intransitive) To improvise, in jazz.
    • 1994, ITA Journal (volume 22, page 20)
      Occasionally the opportunity arises to stand up and "fake" a jazz standard.
    • Denning, cited in 2020, Matt Brennan, Kick It: A Social History of the Drum Kit (page 110)
      In the face of this print music culture, 'faking' was the ability—at once respected and disrespected—to improvise a song (or a part in an arrangement) without reading the notation.
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Etymology 2

From Middle English faken (to coil a rope).

Noun

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.
Translations

Verb

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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Further reading

  •   fake on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • fake at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • fake in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

References

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2021) , “fake”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

Anagrams


Afar

Pronunciation

Verb

faké

  1. (transitive) open

Conjugation

Conjugation of fake (type II verb)
Indicative
Perfective Imperfective
Positive Negative Positive Negative
1st singular faké mafakinniyó faká mafaká
2nd singular fakté mafakinnitó faktá mafaktá
3rd singular m faké mafakinná faká mafaká
3rd singular f fakté mafakinná faktá mafaktá
1st plural fakné mafakinninó fakná mafakná
2nd plural fakteení mafakinnitonú faktaaná mafaktaaná
3rd plural fakeení mafakinnonú fakaaná mafakaaná
Imperative Optative
Positive Negative Positive Negative
singular fák mafakín fakáy faké way
plural faká mafakiná fakóonay faké wóonay
Obligative Conjunctive
Positive Negative Positive Negative
1st singular fakaamá faké waamá fáku faké wáyu
2nd singular faktaamá faké waytaamá fáktu faké wáytu
3rd singular m fakaamá faké waamá fáku faké wáyu
3rd singular f faktaamá faké waytaamá fáktu faké wáytu
1st plural faknaamá faké waynaamá fáknu faké wáynu
2nd plural faktaanamá faké waytaanamá faktánu faké waytóonu
3rd plural fakaanamá faké waanaamá fakánu faké wóonu
Consultative Positive converb
Positive Negative -h fákah
singular fakóo mafakóo -k fákak
plural faknóo mafaknóo -ín(n)uh fakínnuh
Future prospective -ínnuk fakínnuk
Positive Negative Negative converb
1st singular fakeliyó faké waamá -h faké waah
2nd singular fakelitó faké waytaamá -k faké waak
3rd singular m fakelé faké waamá -ín(n)uh faké wánnuh
3rd singular f fakelé faké waytaamá -ínnuk faké wánnuk
1st plural fakelinó faké waynaamá
2nd plural fakelitónu faké waytaanamá
3rd plural fakelónu faké waanaamá
Compound tenses
Past perfect perfective + -h + imperfective of en
Present progressive imperfective + -h + imperfective of en
Past progressive -k converb + perfective of sugé
Future progressive -k converb + imperfective of sugé
Past anterior imperfective + -h + perfective of en
imperfective + -h + perfective of sugé
Future anterior perfective + -h + imperfective of sugé
imperfective + -h + future simple of sugé
Past habitual -k converb + imperfective of en
-k converb + imperfective of sugé
Defective faké + perfective of raaré
faké + perfective of xaaxé
Immediate future positive conjunctive + imperfective of wee

References

  • Mohamed Hassan Kamil (2015) L’afar: description grammaticale d’une langue couchitique (Djibouti, Erythrée et Ethiopie)[1], Paris: Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (doctoral thesis), page 275

Kristang

Noun

fake

  1. knife

Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowed from English fake.

Pronunciation

Noun

fake m (plural fakes)

  1. (Internet slang) a fake account in a social network or other online community; a sock puppet

Adjective

fake (invariable, comparable)

  1. (Internet slang, of an image or video shared on the web) fake, manipulated, not genuine
    Synonym: falso
    Antonyms: genuíno, real, autêntico