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Meaning of FOIST

Pronunciation:  foyst

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  insert surreptitiously or without warrant
  2. [v]  to force onto another; "He foisted his work on me"

FOIST is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 See Also: bring down, enclose, impose, inclose, inflict, insert, introduce, put in, stick in, visit



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Foist\ (foist), n. [OF. fuste stick, boat, fr. L. fustis
    cudgel. Cf. 1st {Fust}.]
    A light and fast-sailing ship. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.
  2. \Foist\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Foisted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Foisting}.] [Cf. OD. vysten to fizzle, D. veesten, E. fizz,
    fitchet, bullfist.]
    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.
          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.
  3. \Foist\, n.
    1. A foister; a sharper. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
    2. A trick or fraud; a swindle. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
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