Definition of Palm off

1. Verb. Sell as genuine, sell with the intention to deceive.

Definition of Palm off

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To sell or dispose of (something) with the intent to deceive; to attempt to pass off a counterfeit or inferior product as genuine. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Palm Off

palm-chin reflex
palm card
palm cat
palm civet
palm family
palm kernel
palm nut
palm off (current term)
palm oil
palm print
palm prints
palm reading
palm sugar
palm sunday
palm syrup
palm thief
palm thieves
palm tree
palm tree justice
palm trees
palm wax
palm wine

Literary usage of Palm off

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

1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"This is easy enough to interpret: it must mean “palm off” or “pass off” or “fob off.” It would appear to have originated by similarity of sound to palm in ..."

2. Posthumous Memoirs of Karoline Bauer: From the German by Karoline Bauer (1884)
"... had the prince in reality swallowed in his sleep the sharp-pronged clamp, which against my advice he had allowed a quack- dentist to palm off upon him, ..."

3. A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1902 by United States President, James Daniel Richardson (1897)
"He expresses the opinion that he is attempting to palm off these old scars as evidence of wounds received, and that if he had been wounded as he claimed he ..."

4. Hearings Before the Committee on Agriculture During the 2d Session of the by Committee on agriculture, United States, Congress, House (1910)
"... if the unscrupulous dealer can not palm off on the innocent purchaser the 24-cent brand instead of the 32-cent brand. Professor McKAY. Yes. ..."

5. The Weekly Reporter by David Sutherland, India High Court (Calcutta, India), Great Britain Privy Council. Judicial Committee (1892)
"227 (7) A Judge is bound to go into all matters raised before him in an have made a false statement, and seeks to palm off a spurious document , even if ..."

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