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



(also phony especially in North American English) noun
BrE BrE//ˈfəʊni//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfoʊni//
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(pl. phoneys, phonies) (informal) a person who is not honest or sincere; a thing that is not real or true Word Originlate 19th cent.: of unknown origin.

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