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

 

phoney

 noun
(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 Origin late 19th cent.: of unknown origin.

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