Definition of fake tan in English:

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fake tan

noun

1An artificial suntan: she had short blonde hair and a fake tan
More example sentences
  • In reality, others see a vain, self-centred man who would be utterly transparent were it not for his fake tan.
  • The other solution is to get a fake tan.
  • You haven't got a fake tan, I take it.
1.1A lotion containing chemicals that react with the skin to produce an artificial suntan: it’s time to dust off the ball gowns and slap on some fake tan
More example sentences
  • At the Valley of Waves water theme park, fake surf broke towards the fake beach where fake blondes lay smothered in fake tan.
  • She admits to using fake tan.
  • Allow at least 10 minutes for the moisturiser to sink in, then apply the fake tan.

Derivatives

fake-tanned

adjective
Example sentences
  • Most of them also had posters of women in little or no clothing on their bedroom walls - all the same sort of highly airbrushed, fake-tanned, pouting women.
  • Something close to 15,000 fake-tanned, semi-clothed, dance fans descend on Bondi Beach every year.
  • Nice to see sophistication in a celebrity rather than the under-dressed, fake-tanned, too thin variety.

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Syllabification: fake tan

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