faux ami definition

  • noun:
    • A false friend; certainly one of a couple of words in different languages or dialects appear relevant but that differ substantially in definition.
    • A false friend; certainly one of a set of words in different languages or dialects appear related but that differ somewhat in definition.
    • A false buddy; among a pair of terms in various languages or dialects that look relevant but that differ notably in definition.
    • A false buddy; certainly one of a couple of words in various languages or dialects appear associated but that differ somewhat in definition.
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