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Pronunciation: /ˈfəʊni/

Translation of phony in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (-nier, -niest)

  • [colloquial/familiar] [pejorative/peyorativo] [name/address] falso I can't stand that phony British accent no aguanto ese acento británico fingido a phony deal un tejemaneje [colloquial/familiar] [pejorative/peyorativo], un chanchullo [colloquial/familiar] [pejorative/peyorativo]
    Example sentences
    • The 1990s was a decade of fraudulent privatisations, phony education and poverty alleviating campaigns.
    • So what touchstone can we use to distinguish genuine from phoney forwardists?
    • Sadly, phoney clinics offer spurious tests which will diagnose allergies in virtually anybody.

noun/nombre (plural -nies or , -neys)

[colloquial/familiar] [pejorative/peyorativo]

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