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adjective informal     phony pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    not real and intended to trick people

    a phony ID card

    a con man using phony credentials to swindle people

  2. 2
    someone who is phony is not the type of person they are trying to make you think they are

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     phony pronunciation in American English
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