how to pronounce counterfeit

kaʊntɚfɪt

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“… sold counterfeit merchandise the company …”

meanings of counterfeit

noun:

  1. That which resembles another thing; a likeness; a portrait; a counterpart.
  2. One who counterfeits; a counterfeiter.
  3. A non-genuine article; a fake.
  4. An impostor; a cheat.

verb:

  1. To produce a faithful copy of.
  2. Of a turn or river card, to invalidate a player's hand by making a better hand on the board.
  3. To falsely produce what appears to be official or valid; to produce a forged copy of.
  4. To feign; to mimic.

adjective:

  1. Assuming the appearance of something; deceitful; hypocritical.
  2. False, especially of money; intended to deceive or carry appearance of being genuine.
  3. Inauthentic.