Definition of forger in US English:



  • A person who produces fraudulent copies or imitations.

    ‘one of Europe's most notorious art forgers’
    • ‘There is no question that forgers can be geniuses at what they do, and a middle class of collectors has emerged - less informed than their well-heeled predecessors - who view art as an investment, not a passion.’
    • ‘But the perceived dichotomy in styles may simply signal that the forger was an inexpert copyist or that the effect results from the vagaries of stone carving.’
    • ‘Liu believes that the best way to win the battle is to devise fool-proof detection systems to catch all employees with counterfeit certificates so that the forgers would be forced to stop their operations.’
    • ‘These apparent omissions may stem from the difficulty of proof: forgers, after all, would hardly leave a trail of receipts, and in the world of unprovenanced antiquities, it is common practice for buyers not to know a seller's name.’
    • ‘Ironically, because the forgers keep all their profits, they are sometimes able to afford better materials, such as top-quality paper, and their fakes can actually look better than the real thing.’
    counterfeiter, falsifier, faker, copyist, imitator
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