Counterfeiter (noun)

  1. A person who makes or uses counterfeit items, such as money, documents, or goods.
  2. A person who makes or uses something that is meant to be mistaken for something else.


Derived from the combining of the words "counter" (against) and "feiter" (to make something false or fake) , originally used in the context of currency and finance, but can be applied to other things as well .


  1. The police arrested a counterfeiter who was passing fake currency.
  2. He was a counterfeiter of passports and other official documents.
  3. She was a counterfeiter of designer handbags.
  4. Counterfeiters are a major problem for the fashion industry.
  5. The counterfeiter was caught trying to pass off fake stamps as genuine.
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