Foist

Definition of Foist

Pronunciation: foist
n.1.A light and fast-sailing ship.
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Foisted; p. pr. & vb. n. Foisting.]
Lest negligence or partiality might admit or foist in abuses and corruption.
- R. Carew.
When a scripture has been corrupted . . . by a supposititious foisting of some words in.
- South.
n.1.A foister; a sharper.
2.A trick or fraud; a swindle.

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