Definition of phoney adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

phoney

 adjective
(also phony especially in North American English)adjective
BrE BrE//ˈfəʊni//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfoʊni//
 
Dishonest
 
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(phonier, phoniest) (informal, disapproving) not real or true; false, and trying to trick people synonym fake She spoke with a phoney Russian accent. See related entries: Dishonest Word Origin late 19th cent.: of unknown origin.

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