What does the word foist mean?

Usage examples for foist

  1. As soon as ever you were gone, he called me into the library- which always means he's going to talk over some dreadful business with me- and he said to me, 'Frida, I've just heard from Phil that this man Ingledew, who's chosen to foist himself upon us, holds opinions and sentiments which entirely unfit him from being proper company for any lady. – The British Barbarians by Grant Allen
  2. It was me pal Nacky that hit 'im foist, good an' hard, an' den I hit 'im, lightly. – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  3. From Sunburst I went over to Viking, and for a time watched a handful of river- drivers upon a little island in the centre of the river, working to loosen some logs and timber and foist them into the water, to be driven down to the mill. – Mrs. Falchion, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009