A genre of music that claims to be punk but really isn't. Also considered Pop punk (though that seems like an oxy moron). Faux punk is commercialized mainstream music that has totally abandoned any up yours attitude that real punk rock posses. Faux punk is closely related to emo and often times is confused for emo.
Bottem line Faux punk is bands who claim to be hardcore but really grew up in suburban Jersey and are just trying to get laid by 14 yeaer old girls.