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phoney

[ foh-nee ]
/ 藞fo蕣 ni /
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adjective, noun, verb (used with object), pho路ni路er, pho路ni路est,plural pho路neys,pho路neyed, pho路ney路ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM phoney

pho路ney路ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for phoney

phoney

esp US phony

informal

adjective -nier or -niest
not genuine; fake
(of a person) insincere or pretentious
noun plural -neys or -nies
an insincere or pretentious person
something that is not genuine; a fake

Derived forms of phoney

phoneyness or esp US phoniness, noun

Word Origin for phoney

C20: origin uncertain
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