adjective, pho·ni·er, pho·ni·est.
noun, plural pho·nies.
verb (used with object), pho·nied, pho·ny·ing.
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Origin of phony
OTHER WORDS FROM phonypho·ni·ly, adverbpho·ni·ness, noun
Definition for phony (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for phony
It just gets a bit phony whenever she wavers and pretends otherwise.
He was arrested trying to flee to Jordan using phony identification.Israeli Claim: Hamas Funded the Kidnapper Who Started the Gaza War|Eli Lake|August 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Surely they believe as well that the very concept of an ethnic nation “chosen” by God is phony and unjust.
This single program alone has generated tens of thousands of phony Twitterers.
In 2012, Facebook announced that 83 million profiles—pushing 10 percent of the total number on the site—were phony.
I would even, I decided, stoop to having him thrown in jail on a phony charge, if that should be necessary.Nine Men in Time|Noel Miller Loomis
And you knew, right away, that Swami was a phony from Flatbush.
The Swami was an obvious phony of the baldest fakery, yet he had something.
He had less than a hundred credits, a knife, a deck of phony cards, and a yellow ticket.Police Your Planet|Lester del Rey
Unless the money is phony, or the pass is phony in which case the turnstile locks and all hell breaks loose.The Syndic|C.M. Kornbluth