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Being all real and not about tha fake stuff.
Wearing your real hair, nails, and breast is keeping it authentic.
by Denisha April 30, 2006
1. adjective to describe an experience as a reality outside of a classroom, movie, or book.

2. adjective to describe being true to your own nature in the face of pressures to conform to local norms. Usually meaning a life that rejects modern expectations.
1. Taking students to the homeless shelter provided an authentic learning experience.

2. Joe gave up the rat race to lead an authentic life.
by Brent Thompson December 07, 2005
A universal word meaning "fake version of foreign cuisine/art/music that appeals to white pseudo intellectual hipsters"
That Chinese place is so great, its so authentic and local!
by jodebane December 02, 2015
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