What does phony mean?

Definitions for phony
ˈfoʊ nipho·ny

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word phony.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hypocrite, dissembler, dissimulator, phony, phoney, pretender(adj)

    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

  2. bogus, fake, phony, phoney, bastard(adj)

    fraudulent; having a misleading appearance

GCIDE

  1. phony(a.)

    imitating something superior; intended to deceive; fraudulent; having a misleading appearance; not genuine; counterfeit; fake; as, a phony diamond; a phony hundred-dollar bill.

  2. phony(a.)

    Pretending to be other than one is; putting on false appearances; insincere; hypocritical; -- of people.

Wiktionary

  1. phony(Noun)

    A faker, a person who professes beliefs or opinions that they do not hold or assumes an identity other than their own.

    He's as phony as a three-dollar bill.

    Etymology: Perhaps an alteration of fawney “gilt brass ring used by swindlers” (1781), from Ir. fáinne “ring.”

  2. phony(Adjective)

    Fraudulent; fake; having a misleading appearance.

    A good jeweler should be able to tell a real stone from a phony one.

    Etymology: Perhaps an alteration of fawney “gilt brass ring used by swindlers” (1781), from Ir. fáinne “ring.”

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of phony in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of phony in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of phony in a Sentence

  1. Mary MacCracken:

    Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Our unemployment numbers are the best they've been in over 50 years, and I've got to go through a hoax, a phony hoax, put out by the Democrats so they can try and win an election that hopefully they're not going to win.

  3. President Trump:

    Steve was rarely in a one-on-one meeting with me and only pretends to have had influence to fool a few people with no access and no clue, whom he helped write phony books.

  4. President Trump:

    He leaked classified information to get a special counsel and leaked the memos which are classified – the memos were about me and he did n’t write those memos accurately. He wrote a lot of phony stuff, he is guilty of crimes.

  5. Donald Trump:

    Sloppy Steve was rarely in a one-on-one meeting with me and only pretends to have had influence to fool a few people with no access and no clue, whom Sloppy Steve helped write phony books.

Images & Illustrations of phony

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  • خَرّاص, بَهْرَج, متصنعArabic
  • Schwindler, Quacksalber, Schwindlerin, gefälscht, HochstaplerGerman
  • falso, farsanteSpanish
  • huijari, väärennetty, vääräFinnish
  • usurpateur, faux-nez, faussaire, faux, charlatan, à la noix, falsifié, frauduleux, usurpatrice, mystificateur, guignol, à la gomme, prophète, escroc, contrefaitFrench
  • מזויףHebrew
  • hamisHungarian
  • ciarlatano, falso, fasulloItalian
  • 詐欺師, 偽物, 偽, 贋Japanese
  • onecht, nagemaaktDutch
  • жулик, поддельный, мошенник, мошенница, фальшивыйRussian
  • falsk, oäktaSwedish
  • Chinese

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