Faux vs Fleece - What's the difference?

faux | fleece |

As an adjective faux

is fake or artificial.

As a noun fleece is

(uncountable) hair or wool of a sheep or similar animal.

As a verb fleece is

to con or trick someone out of money.




  • Fake or artificial
  • clothing made from faux leather
    a faux -archaic style of speech
    faux wine


    * genuine

    Derived terms

    * faux pas * fauxhawk / fohawk * fauxhemian * fauxlex * fauxmosexual * fauxnetic * fauxtatoes ----



    (wikipedia fleece)


  • (uncountable) Hair or wool of a sheep or similar animal
  • (uncountable) Insulating skin with the wool attached
  • (countable) A textile similar to velvet, but with a longer pile that gives it a softness and a higher sheen.
  • (countable) An insulating wooly jacket
  • (roofing) Mat or felts composed of fibers, sometimes used as a membrane backer.
  • Any soft woolly covering resembling a fleece.
  • The fine web of cotton or wool removed by the doffing knife from the cylinder of a carding machine.
  • Verb

  • to con or trick someone out of money
  • to shear the fleece from an animal (such as a sheep)
  • See also

    * (con) nickel and dime