1. A feeling of yearning for a time in the past, even though you may never have experienced that time yourself.

2. Thinking the past was better than it was, simply because your future hasn't turned out the way you wanted it to.
"Whenever I hear 'Piano Man', I get the weirdest wave of fauxstalgia..."

Looking through her highschool yearbook, Nancy suddenly became fauxstalgic.
by Sameta2 August 20, 2007
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Faux nostalgia. Faking old things in an attempt to recapture the feeling of times gone past, especially of technology that has passed.
Hipstamatic pictures, just like the vinyl-static added to digital recordings, is prime fauxstalgia
by scotte61 December 15, 2010
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A fake feeling of nostalgia for something old you didn't actually experience - like Instagram filters and throwback branding from before you could actually walk.
The 20-year old said the X-Pro II filter in Instagram really gave him fauxstalgia for the good old days back in the 1970's.
by TheMaggiest April 16, 2015
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Nostalgia for something that never actually happened
Fauxstalgia is sometimes used by folks who weren't born at the time to hark back about their experiences in the second world war, or used to remember a thing that didn't even happen such as the world before migration.

Karen aged 50: "Yes it reminds me how good it was in WWII when we didn't have transgendereds"
by olivemondegreen December 2, 2020
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