Meaning of phony
Pronunciation: (fō'nē), [key]
— adj., n., pl. v., -ni•er, -ni•est, -nies, -nied, -ny•ing.
- not real or genuine; fake; counterfeit: a phony diamond.
- false or deceiving; not truthful; concocted: a phony explanation.
- insincere or deceitful; affected or pretentious: a phony sales representative.
- something that is phony; a counterfeit or fake.
- an insincere, pretentious, or deceitful person: He thought my friends were a bunch of phonies.
- to falsify; counterfeit; fabricate (often fol. by up): to phony up a document.
- a combining form used in the formation of abstract nouns corresponding to nouns ending intelephony.
- phony (Thesaurus)