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phoney

[foh-nee] /ˈfoʊ ni/
adjective, phonier, phoniest, noun, plural phoneys, verb (used with object), phoneyed, phoneying.
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phoneyness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for phoneyness

phoney

/ˈfəʊnɪ/
adjective -nier, -niest
1.
not genuine; fake
2.
(of a person) insincere or pretentious
noun (pl) -neys, -nies
3.
an insincere or pretentious person
4.
something that is not genuine; a fake
Derived Forms
phoneyness, especially (US) phoniness, noun
Word Origin
C20: origin uncertain
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