Definitions

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  • n. mashed cauliflower used as an alternative to potatoes by followers of a low-carbohydrate diet

Etymologies

Blend of faux and potatoes (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Ha ha ha! That's true, except for, say, all of South America, and maybe Idaho. Good one! ;)

    I would think the fake mashed potatoes are the real affront to Irishmen (isn't "Irishman" actually offensive itself? Oops...) than the word fauxtatoes. What an awesome word.

    March 2, 2007

  • Irish people have a closer relationship with potatoes than any other group.

    March 2, 2007

  • But potatoes weren't originally from Ireland anyway, so... ?

    March 2, 2007

  • I'm an Irishman and it doesn't make me cringe. It makes me giggle.

    March 2, 2007

  • This word makes me cringe. It is an affront to any Irishman.

    March 2, 2007

  • Perfect!

    March 1, 2007

  • HA HA HA!! Great word!

    March 1, 2007

  • Those gawd-offal instant mashed potatoes.

    March 1, 2007