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faux (adj.)

from French faux "false" (12c., see false). Used with English words at least since 1676 (Etheredge, faux-prude). Used by itself, with French pronunciation, from 1980s to mean "fake."

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Definitions of faux

faux (adj.)
not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article; "it isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur";
faux pearls
Synonyms: fake / false / imitation / simulated
From wordnet.princeton.edu