Crossword clues for faux
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
faux \faux\ (f[add]ks), n.; pl. fauces (f[add]"s[=e]z). [L.] See Fauces.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
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."
a. fake or artificial
Faux is a French word for "false". The adjective has been adopted into the English language to describe an imitation or ersatz good.
When manufacturing faux objects or materials, an attempt is often made to create products which will resemble the imitated items as closely as possible. However, some products are intentionally made to look "faux", for example, faux furs made for prospective buyers who want their fur to be recognizable as imitation due to controversy over the use and manufacture of real animal furs.
Faux materials are produced in a variety of ways, for example faux finishes, such as Terrazzo and scagliola, generally made with marble dust in a plaster binder, yielding a hard material that will take a polish. To imitate marbles, porphyry, and other stones, "faux finishes" are often painted using spatterdash, sponging, and feather-streaking techniques on gessoed and painted surfaces.
Faux is a French word meaning false. Faux may also refer to:
- Faux painting
- Faux chateau
- Faux, Ardennes, in the Ardennes département
- Faux, Dordogne, in the Dordogne département
- Faux-Fresnay, in the Marne département
- Faux-la-Montagne, in the Creuse département
- Faux-Mazuras, in the Creuse département
- Faux-Vésigneul, in the Marne département
- Faux-Villecerf, in the Aube département
- Faux (film), a 2010 film
- All pages beginning with the word "faux".
Faux is a 2010 drama film directed and written by Christopher Michael Beer focusing on the influence economics has on sexuality.