Origin of phony
OTHER WORDS FROM phonypho·ni·ly, adverbpho·ni·ness, noun
Other definitions for phony (2 of 2)
How to use phony in a sentence
Why the low pay and job insecurity that come with “emotional work” is creating a nation full of phonies.
He was too cynical about politics, and he could spot phonies whichever party they were in.
In a field filled with phonies, Bob Kerrey has always been the real deal.Bob Kerrey Closes In On Reclaiming His Nebraska Senate Seat|John Avlon|October 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But Chaffetz and these other phonies aren't interested in the truth.Benghazi: Who Can Take These Hypocrites Seriously?|Michael Tomasky|October 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In YA lit, non-white teens still tend to fight racism and violence more than cliques and phonies.
If your idea pays off, Tom, we should be able to checkmate every move those phonies and their allies make!Tom Swift and The Visitor from Planet X|Victor Appleton
Anyway, I wouldn't blame her, after the exhibition I made the other night, for classin' me with the phonies.Shorty McCabe|Sewell Ford