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Definition of the noun phoney

What does phoney mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: phoneys

  1. a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives

Definition of the adjective phoney

What does phoney mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more phoney / phonier | most phoney / phoniest

  1. fraudulent; having a misleading appearance


Phoney is a musical artist, family, musical group.

  • also known as Phoney Groupie

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Phoney

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels [2 volumes] (2010)

[Two Volumes] by M. Keith Booker

The protagonists of the series are the three Bone cousins—steadfast Fone Bone, scheming Phoney Bone, and dim-witted Smiley Bone. They are introduced shortly after ...

Google previewFowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2015)

by Fellow of the British Academy and Senior Research Fellow Jeremy Butterfield, Jeremy Butterfield

phoney, an informal word ...

Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English: J-Z (2006)

by Eric Partridge

10, 1996 Domino's pizza jargon' phoney; phony noun a person who lacks sincerity and...

Google previewColour Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

by Oxford Dictionaries,

phoney or phony informal adjective (phonier, phoniest) not genuine. •noun (plural phoneys or phonies) a person or thing that is not genuine. phonic adjective relating to speech sounds. •noun (phonics) a way of teaching ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of British Women’s Writing 1900–1950 (2006)

by F. Hammill, A. Sponenberg, E. Miskimmin

In Britain, the months of late 1939 and early 1940 were referred to as the "Phoney War' because anxious civil defence ...

Google previewChabers 21st Century Dictionary

pseudo o- adj, colloq false; sham; phoney. pseudo- /'sju: doo, 'su:doo/ or (before a vowel) pseud- o combining form, forming nouns and adjectives, denoting 1 false; pretending to be something n pseudo-intellectuals.

Google previewWebster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (1981)

by Philip Babcock Gove

many have both the -ey and the -y alternative: cage —* cagey /cagy phone —* phony/phoney home — * homey/ homy poke — * pokey/poky horse — * horsey/ horsy stage — ▻ stagy/stagey mouse — * mousy /mousey stone—* stony /stoney ...

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Quotes about Phoney

Hippies are so phoney and fake. (George Harrison)
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Scrabble value of P3H4O1N1E1Y4

The value of this 6-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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