Definitions for fakery

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fakefeɪk(v.; n.; adj.)faked, fak•ing

  1. (v.t.)to create or render so as to mislead, deceive, or defraud others:

    to fake a report.

  2. to pretend; feign:

    to fake illness.

  3. to counterfeit:

    to fake a person's signature.

  4. to accomplish by improvising.

  5. to trick (an opponent) by making a fake (often fol. by out).

  6. to improvise.

    Category: Music and Dance

  7. (v.i.)to fake something; pretend.

  8. to give a fake to an opponent.

  9. fake out,Slang. to trick; outwit.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Status (usage)

  10. (n.)anything that misleads or defrauds others by seeming to be what it is not.

  11. a person who fakes.

  12. a simulated play or move intended to deceive an opponent.

    Category: Sport

  13. (adj.)counterfeit.

Origin of fake:

1805–15; orig. vagrants' slang: to do for, rob, kill (someone), shape (something); perh. alter. of obs. feak, feague to beat, akin to D veeg a slap, vegen to sweep, wipe


fakefeɪk(v.; n.)faked, fak•ing

  1. (v.t.)to lay (a rope) in a fake.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  2. (n.)any complete loop of a rope.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

Origin of fake:

1350–1400; ME: to coil (a rope), of obscure orig.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fakery(noun)

    the act of faking (or the product of faking)


  1. fakery(Noun)

    A fraud or forgery; an act of doctoring, or the product of one.

Anagrams of fakery

  1. freaky


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