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counterfeit

adjective uk   /ˈkaʊn.tə.fɪt/ us    /-t̬ɚ-/
made to look like the original of something, usually for dishonest or illegal purposes: counterfeit jewellery/passports/coinsForgeryCopying and copiesCopying and copiesForgeryTrue, real, false, and unreal
counterfeit
noun [C] uk   us  
This watch may be a counterfeit, but it looks just like the original.ForgeryCopying and copiesCopying and copiesForgery
counterfeit
verb [T] uk   us  
Two women and a man have been convicted of counterfeiting $100 bills.ForgeryCopying and copiesCopying and copiesForgery
counterfeiter
noun [C] uk   /-ˌfɪt.ər/ us    /-fɪt̬.ɚ/
Miscellaneous criminals
(Definition of counterfeit from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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