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Definition of Foist

Foist

  1. A light and fast-sailing ship.
  2. 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.
  3. A foister; a sharper.
  4. A trick or fraud; a swindle.

Foist Quotations

I think that women just have a primeval instinct to make soup, which they will try to foist on anybody who looks like a likely candidate.
Dylan Moran

It's easy enough to foist your music collection on your kids. Lectures are not required; you just play the stuff while they are prisoner in the back seat on a long drive, or softly in the background while eating dinner.
Dean Wareham

We are not hungry... Why foist this food upon us? We don't want to be choked. We have enough.
Robert Mugabe

Can advertising foist an inferior product on the consumer? Bitter experience has taught me that it cannot. On those rare occasions when I have advertised products which consumer tests have found inferior to other products in the same field, the results have been disastrous.
David Ogilvy

Successive generations of middle-class parents used to foist their own favourite books on their children. But some time in the late Eighties it began to wane - not because children had lost interest in adorable animals but because most of it was available on useful, pacifying video.
Peter York
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Foist Translations

foist in Italian is attaccare
foist in Spanish is aherir
foist in Swedish is smuggla
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