What does the word sham mean?

Usage examples for sham

  1. Nobody would take the trouble to come to you with a sham story." – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  2. After he had ruined me, as the girls say, he told me as how it was all sham! – Lucretia, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  3. I tell you that's a sham. – Red Men and White by Owen Wister