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Holden Caulfield's favorite insult, an old way of saying poser.
"What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff- I mean if they're running and they don't look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That's all I'd do all day. I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it's crazy, but that's the only thing I'd really like to be. I know it's crazy."

-Holden Caulfield.

Here he expresses how he'd like to stop people from beocming phony as they grow up.
by Ivan Martinez Autin June 18, 2006
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Somebody who pretends to be something else. It's like a bad actor.
Jerry: Use it in a sentence.

Mike: Man, that Michael Jordan is so phony. (to Kramer) Why'd you tell him?!?
by ALKOHOL January 18, 2004
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Jacob tried to sell me a phony Rolex watch.

Marcus told a phony story about how he stole a Caddilac Escalade.
by Knowledge November 09, 2003
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A kind of person, usually very stupid. Usually wears Abercrombie, Hollister, and American Eagle to fit in. Very materialistic and superficial.The boys act tough and strong and the girls act ditzy and slutty. Very hard to go to school with or even just to talk to. Basically everybody at school.
Everybody is a goddamn phony.
by meshack November 16, 2007
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something that isnt what it actually is, or someone pretending to be someone they are not.
Ryan Smith is a phony.
by Dick_Darlington July 23, 2004
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Anyone who takes the effort to look or act differently than they normally would to impress others. Usually very embarrassing to watch, though entertaining if it is someone you don't like. Almost always obvious.
1. You ought to go to a boy's school sometimes. Try it sometime. It's full of phonies, and all you do is study so that you can learn enough to be smart enough to be able to buy a goddam Cadillac some day, and you have to keep making believe you give a damn if the football team loses, and all you do is talk about girls and liquor and sex all day, and everybody sticks together in these dirty little goddam cliques. The guys that are on the basketball team stick together, the goddam intellectuals stick together, the guys that play bridge stick together. Even the guys that belong to the goddam Book-of-the-Month Club stick together.

2. "Fuck. I fucking hate them fucking shitty ass phonies. Fuck them all."
"Shut up, phony."
by clockwrist April 22, 2008
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A person that's all bark and no bite.
He's such a phony, he says he's a pyro but he's actually scared of fire.
by Xtine Max January 02, 2004
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