(prononunced phoning) Pretending to be using your mobile phone in order not to appear to be friendless and alone, or to give the impression you are busy.
1. You were so late I was fauxning so people wouldn't think I was a loner.
2. She is so annoying I start fauxning when I see her so she won't talk to me.
3. I started fauxning on my blackberry when I walk around so people think I'm important and busy.
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