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
Why the low pay and job insecurity that come with “emotional work” is creating a nation full of phonies.
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.
In his eyes, acting was a commonplace skill, and the whole admiring East Coast establishment was populated by phonies.
Anyway, I wouldn't blame her, after the exhibition I made the other night, for classin' me with the phonies.Shorty McCabe|Sewell Ford