Fake is defined as a knock-off, or someone or something that isn't what it appears to be.
Something false or empty that is purported to be genuine:
1590Edmund Spenser, Faerie Queene Book III, canto VIII:
A claimant to a throne
A person given to hypocrisy.
A person who makes elaborate, fraudulent, and often voluble claims to skill or knowledge; a quack or fraud.
Deceit; trickery; cheating
A person who pretends to be someone or something that he or she is not, as to deceive or cheat others
Find another word for phonies. In this page you can discover 12 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for phonies, like: forgeries, humbugs, fakes, shams, counterfeits, pretenders, hypocrites, charlatans, frauds, impostors and mountebanks.