(US campus) bad, disappointing, negative.
|Online Sl. Dict. [Internet] fake [...] adj 1. displeasing. (‘Man, that was fake!’).|
SE in slang uses
(US) fraudulent, fake, trying too hard, disappointing.
|‘Cusswords’ [lyrics] Played-out fake-ass simple simon / I never understood one word you said.|
|Westsiders 273: I got a fake-ass family. They’re as fake as fuck.|
|Urban Dict. [Internet] 6 April: wanksta – A fake-ass foo trying to be hard.|
(US Und.) a beggar who poses as a cripple to elicit sympathy.
|Wretches of Povertyville 110: The ‘fake bandagers,’ who pose as cripples, go to the shopping district, where they work upon the sympathies of the women.|
(US) a roll of money in which small bills (or even paper cut to the right size) are surrounded, for ostentation’s sake, by one large one.
|Sl. and Its Analogues.|
|New Dict. Americanisms.|