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
If advertisers found out they were being billed for phony clicks, that would of course undermine confidence in the online ad business.This tool lets you confuse Google’s ad network, and a test shows it works|Konstantin Kakaes|January 6, 2021|MIT Technology Review
Homeland Security Investigations started using its 7,000 agents in tandem with border, FDA and FBI officials to investigate scams, seize phony products and arrest hundreds of people.Federal agencies warn against anticipated fake COVID vaccines and treatments|lbelanger225|November 30, 2020|Fortune
Fortunately, there are tools and strategies savvy travelers can use to spot the phonies.
It’s surprisingly easy to dress up phony science as the real thing by simply adopting, or appearing to adopt, the trappings of science.How Pseudoscientists Get Away With It - Facts So Romantic|Stuart Firestein|August 28, 2020|Nautilus
He was going nuts with frustration in the face of what he considered to be phoniness and untruth.In Vice Presidential Debate, Joe Biden Perfects Art of the Smirk|Lee Siegel|October 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST