genuine fake (plural genuine fakes)
- An imitation of a (usually) valuable object that is so good that it is, to all intents and purposes, identical.
- 1972. Take Today; the Executive as Dropout, By Marshall McLuhan, Barrington Nevitt. p.97 ISBN 0151878307
- If the experts are baffled by such artifacts, does it follow that the public is being cheated of its art experience when looking at a genuine fake such as a van Meegeren "Vermeer"?