adjective, noun, verb (used with object), pho·ni·er, pho·ni·est,plural pho·neys,pho·neyed, pho·ney·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM phoneypho·ney·ness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for phoney
To talk about horology on the moon wouldn't add to Dabney's stature as a phoney scientist.
It had had, in fact, to be an honest job of ship-building in order to put across a phoney promotion.
Don't you know that you an' me stand to swing if any of de bunch gets gabby in front of dis phoney punk?The Oakdale Affair|Edgar Rice Burroughs
Well, I'll gamble a stack of blue chips there ain't such a phoney pair in Manhattan Village.The Definite Object|Jeffery Farnol
It would be an adventure, at least, and Murphy's repeated assertions that it was "a phoney" invited investigation.Spring Street|James H. Richardson