Definitions for phoney
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word phoney.
hypocrite, dissembler, dissimulator, phony, phoney, pretenderadjective
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
bogus, fake, phony, phoney, bastardadjective
fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
Imitating something superior; intended to deceive; fraudulent; having a misleading appearance; not genuine; false; counterfeit; fake; as, a phoney diamond; a phoney hundred-dollar bill.
Pretending to be other than one is; putting on false appearances; insincere; hypocritical; -- of people.
A person who assumes an identity or quality other than their own.
He claims to be a doctor, but he's nothing but a fast-talking phoney.
A person who professes beliefs or opinions that they do not hold.
1900 Fraudulent; fake; having a misleading appearance.
A good jeweler should be able to tell a real stone from a phoney one.
Etymology: Perhaps an alteration of fawney “gilt brass ring used by swindlers” (1781), from fáinne “ring.”
In law, fraud is intentional deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain, or to deprive a victim of a legal right. Fraud can violate civil law (e.g., a fraud victim may sue the fraud perpetrator to avoid the fraud or recover monetary compensation) or criminal law (e.g., a fraud perpetrator may be prosecuted and imprisoned by governmental authorities), or it may cause no loss of money, property, or legal right but still be an element of another civil or criminal wrong. The purpose of fraud may be monetary gain or other benefits, for example by obtaining a passport, travel document, or driver's license, or mortgage fraud, where the perpetrator may attempt to qualify for a mortgage by way of false statements.Internal fraud, also known as "insider fraud", is fraud committed or attempted by someone within an organisation such as an employee.A hoax is a distinct concept that involves deliberate deception without the intention of gain or of materially damaging or depriving a victim.
Phoney refers to something or someone that is not genuine, fraudulent or fake. It is often used to describe a person who pretends to be someone or something they're not or any object that is a deceptive or bogus imitation of something else.
Phoney vs. Phony -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Phoney and Phony.
The numerical value of phoney in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of phoney in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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