Definition of Fakements

1. fakement [n] - See also: fakement



Lexicographical Neighbors of Fakements

fajr
fake
fake book
fake etymology
fake the funk
fakeaway
fakeaways
faked
fakeer
fakeers
fakelaki
fakelore
fakely
fakement
fakements (current term)
faker
fakeries
fakers
fakery
fakes
fakest
fakester
fakesters
fakey
fakie
fakies
fakin'
faking
fakir

Literary usage of Fakements

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1890)
"It's the fakements—the wig and the dap, that does it." Slap-bang (popular), a low eating-house where you have to pay down money with a slap- bang. ..."

2. London labour and the London poor: Cyclopædia of the Condition and Earnings by Henry Mayhew (1861)
"It may not be out of place here, to give a specimen—drawn from memory—of one of those specious but deceitful ' fakements ' upon which the * swells,' ..."

3. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"... their tombs are borne with shouting and wailing, music, torches, and yells, through the principal thoroughfares of the City, which fakements are called ..."

4. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1902)
"There is an undoubted laugh in the boast of the man that he had “a pair of Benjamins cut saucy with double fakements down the sides. ..."

5. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1902)
"Lawyer Bob draws fakements up ; he s tipped a PEG for each. 6. (colloquial). — A step ; a degree : cf. sense I. Hence TO TAKE DOWN A PEG = to humiliate ..."

6. Musa Pedestris: Three Centuries of Canting Songs and Slang Rhymes (1536-1896) by John Stephen Farmer (1896)
"... You must keep in your mind, For every day, mind what I say, Fresh fakements you will find. But stick to this while you can crawl. ..."

7. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1879)
"... don't suit my taste and 1 am Disgusted at their New-Fashined fakements and am dear Sir i ..."

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