English dictionary definition of:



  • something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
  • a person who makes deceitful pretenses


  • make believe with the intent to deceive
  • make a pretence of


  • adopted in order to deceive


affect assume assumed dissemble fake faker false feign fictitious fictive fraud imposter impostor postiche pretend pretended pretender pseud pseudo shammer simulate

Scrabble score for sham

Scrabble score = 9

generated at 04:11:13 on 19-11-19

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