Definitions for: Foist

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

Webster (1913) Definition: Foist (foist), n. [OF. fuste stick, boat, fr. L. fustis
cudgel. Cf. 1st Fust.]
A light and fast-sailing ship. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.

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.

Foist, n.
1. A foister; a sharper. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.

2. A trick or fraud; a swindle. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.

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

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