Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “fraud”

fraud

noun [C] (FALSE)    /frɔːd/ US  /frɑːd/
C2 someone or something that deceives people by saying that they are someone or something that they are not: She was a psychic who was later revealed to be a fraud.Faking and pretending
(Definition of fraud noun (FALSE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of fraud

Definitions of “fraud” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

handout

a document given to students or reporters which contains information about a particular subject

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More