fake (adjective, verb, noun) past tense: faked LISTEN
If something is fake, it means that it looks like something, but it isn’t real.
- He’s wearing a fake moustache.
We can also use the word fake when someone isn’t showing who they really are, or what they really think.
- I hate her fake laugh.
If you fake something, it means that you make something that isn’t real.
- She faked that letter from her parents.
A fake is something that looks like something real, but it isn’t real.
- That painting isn’t a Picasso. It’s a fake.
In pop culture
Mrs Doubtfire is a movie about a fake nanny (a nanny is a person who takes care of children). Mrs Doubtfire isn’t really a nanny. In fact, she isn’t even a real woman! Her real name is Daniel, and all he wants is to be with his children. But to do that, he has to wear a mask and dress like a woman. In this video from the movie, he tries to cook the children a meal, but it doesn’t go very well!