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British English: /ˈfəʊni/
American English: /ˈfoʊni/
[informal] [pejorative]

Translation of phoney in French:


  • (affected person) poseur/-euse m/f
    (impostor) charlatan (m)
    (forgery, fake) faux (m)
    he's not a real scientist, he's a phoney
    ce n'est pas un vrai scientifique, c'est un charlatan


  • (name, address, accent)
    faux/fausse (before n)
    (company, firm)
    bidon [informal]
    (story, excuse)
    inventé, bidon [informal]
    faux/fausse (before n)
    faux/fausse (before n)
    en toc [informal]
    (Old Master)
    faux/fausse (before n)
    there's something phoney about her
    il y a quelque chose de pas franc chez elle
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