Antedating of "fauxhawk"

Hugo hugovk at GMAIL.COM
Mon Sep 2 08:51:22 UTC 2013

"fauxhawk" (ODO early 20th century) [I think they mean 21st century, otherwise this isn't an antedating!]

A girl dressed in a bright red crinoline and combat boots sits sleeping at a table with her head resting on her crossed arms. An outburst of applause wakes her with a start.
"Is it Everclear?" she asks urgently. "Are they next?"

"No, it's just Spacehog," says a frail-looking, black-haired moppet with a faux-hawk.
—Silke Tudor, "Night Crawler," SF Weekly, August 7, 1996

Via Paul McFedries at

I've also seen it written "fohawk", but not earlier than this.


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