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faker

fak·er
F f

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fey-ker]
    • /ˈfeɪ kər/
    • /feɪk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fey-ker]
    • /ˈfeɪ kər/

Definitions of faker word

  • noun faker anything made to appear otherwise than it actually is; counterfeit: This diamond necklace is a fake. 1
  • noun faker a person who fakes; faker: The doctor with the reputed cure for cancer proved to be a fake. 1
  • noun faker a spurious report or story. 1
  • noun faker Sports. a simulated play or move intended to deceive an opponent. 1
  • verb with object faker prepare or make (something specious, deceptive, or fraudulent): to fake a report showing nonexistent profits. 1
  • verb with object faker to conceal the defects of or make appear more attractive, interesting, valuable, etc., usually in order to deceive: The story was faked a bit to make it more sensational. 1

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Origin of faker

First appearance:

before 1840
One of the 33% newest English words
First recorded in 1840-50; fake1 + -er1

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Parts of speech for Faker

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

faker popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 79% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

faker usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for faker

noun faker

  • quack — a fraudulent or ignorant pretender to medical skill.
  • impersonator — a person who pretends to be another.
  • fraud — deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, perpetrated for profit or to gain some unfair or dishonest advantage.
  • liar — MIT Scheme
  • deceiver — to mislead by a false appearance or statement; delude: They deceived the enemy by disguising the destroyer as a freighter.

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