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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun phoney:
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Definition of the noun phoney
What does phoney mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: phoneys
- 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
- lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
- synonyms of phoney: dissembler / dissimulator / hypocrite / phony / pretender
- more generic words: beguiler / cheat / cheater / deceiver / slicker / trickster = someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
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Definition of the adjective phoney
What does phoney mean as an attribute of a noun?
adjective - degrees: more phoney / phonier | most phoney / phoniest
- 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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[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 ...
by Fellow of the British Academy and Senior Research Fellow Jeremy Butterfield, Jeremy Butterfield
phoney, an informal word ...
by Eric Partridge
10, 1996 Domino's pizza jargon' phoney; phony noun a person who lacks sincerity and...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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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- Phoney King
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- Phoney Panorama
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- Phoney Communications
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- Rollin Hunt - The Phoney
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- Elvira riding a phoney pony
Elvira riding a pony in the desert.
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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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