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Foist meaning

foist - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. A light and fast- sailing ship.
  2. 2. A foister; a sharper.
  3. 3. A trick or fraud; a swindle.
  4. 4. To insert surreptitiously, wrongfully, or without warrant; to interpolate; to pass off ( something spurious or counterfeit) as genuine, true, or worthy; - usually followed by in.
  5. 5. To insert fraudulently; pass off as genuine.

foist - examples of usage

  1. One o'clock may be coaxed or bribed easily enough into winking at a pretence that it is only a corollary of twelve; two o'clock protests against it audibly, and every quarter- chime endorses its claim to be to- morrow; three o'clock makes short work of an imposture only a depraved effrontery can endeavour to foist upon it. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  2. " Now, don't let any of these cheap little fellows foist any of their cheap little plays on you. - "Harlequin and Columbine", Booth Tarkington.
  3. The game was to foist false terms on public belief, and then to accuse the Regent of perfidy in not keeping them. - "John Knox and the Reformation", Andrew Lang.
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