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1. false

2. someone or something false
This Drivers licence is Phony.
by Light Joker February 22, 2006
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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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Homies Who Have Sold You Out
no longer trust my homies,
them phonies tried to do me

Death Around The Corner
by RichardG June 09, 2005
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Something that isn't what it seems or tries to be something it isn't, or tries to be part of the system. Like two bad actors. Until they taser you, in the butt.

No one wants your autograph, phonies!
Fell to the ground
The phonies didn't let up
Tasin' on my butthole
over and over
I was screamin' and squirmin'

My butthole was on fire. - Phony = Elijah Wood and Ben Affleck.
by The Lonely Islands January 13, 2012
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Telephone company employee.
That phony' s here to fix your landline
by DickSavage February 28, 2013
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Phony ; Slang = punk ass bitch

A phony is a person, typically in high school or college, but they can be anywhere, who openly judges people, spreading half truths, falsehoods or disseminating personal information (i.e. Gossip) in exchange for advancing their social statuses and continuing the repression of certain things in your subconscious that lead you to feel the need to denigrate people (such as repressing sexual confusion by harassing students who are gay, lesbian, transgender or bisexual.)

The only way a phony is rehabilitated is through karma, where the alienation and defamation they've forced on those who do nothing to deserve it bites them in the ass, whether because they've learned they can't get a job just by appealing to the baser instincts of insecure people and selling out your friends, when the suffering they have incurred on others leads their victims to lead miserable lives which often end up cut short, and when they go past college age, can no longer use their popularity to wiggle away from Johnny law.

These struggles then lead phonies to realize the extent of how much they have hurt other people for petty reasons and then decide to come to terms with what they have repressed.
Man, that douchebag is such a phony, selling himself and his friends down the river for some temporarily boosted social status.
by Guess6667 August 10, 2011
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Someone who uses a cell phone while driving.
Phony: (on phone, of course) Hey, Bob. Yeah, so I was saying...(swirves wildly)
by H17ler January 08, 2008
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