Fists vs Foists - What's the difference?

fists | foists |

As verbs the difference between fists and foists

is that fists is (fist) while foists is (foist).

As a noun fists

is .




  • Verb

  • (fist)
  • Anagrams





  • (foist)

  • foist


    Etymology 1

    Probably from obsolete (etyl) .


    (en verb)
  • To introduce or insert surreptitiously or without warrant.
  • * 2006 — , The Gift of Language
  • attempts to foist alleged grammatical “correctness” on native speakers of an “incorrect” dialect are nothing but the unacknowledged and oppressive exercise of social control
  • * {{quote-book, passage=the Tale of Zayn al-Asnám is one of two which Galland repudiated, as having been foisted into his 8th volume without his knowledge
  • , author=William Alexander Clouston , title= , year=}}
  • To force another to accept especially by stealth or deceit.
  • To pass off as genuine or worthy.
  • * (rfdate) Jonathan Spivak — foist costly and valueless products on the public
  • Synonyms
    * fob off * pass off * pawn off * palm off


    (en noun)
  • A thief or pickpocket.
  • * 1977 , Gãmini Salgãdo, The Elizabethan Underworld , Folio Society 2006, p. 54:
  • The foist had lately arrived form the country and was known to be doing a thriving trade in and around Westminster Hall where many country folk and others came to see lawyers.

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A light and fast-sailing ship.
  • (Beaumont and Fletcher)
    (Webster 1913) English transitive verbs