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  1. 1902 A person who professes beliefs or opinions that he or she does not hold or assumes an identity other than their own.
He claims to be a doctor, but he's nothing but a fast-talking .
    1. 1900 Fraudulent; fake; having a misleading appearance.
    A good jeweler should be able to tell a real stone from a one.
    • Spanish: falso
    Etymology: Perhaps an alteration of fawney "gilt brass ring used by swindlers" (wikipedia:1781, 1781), from Ir. fíinne "ring."

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