(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.
Pretending to be on your cell phone in order to avoid speaking to someone on the street
As the signature petition gatherer approached, she was quickly fauxning in a call on her cell phone