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?!?
word of the day: July 12, 2005
Aspiring to be a higher class than one is. Derived from bourgeois - meaning middle/upper class, traditionally despised by communists.
When my friend Miya wears a blazer or Lucy gets a massage I call them bougie cause we're unemployed college students.
what black kids at my school are called if they aren't intolerant and disrespectful trolls who hold up the hallway everyday in between class pushing pot and cutting the entire lunch line.
my friend dyson from geometry is called an oreo because he doesn't sell, talks to white people, respects other people and thinks about his future.
Trying to sound intelligent by using long, complicated words, even though you don't know what they mean.
Pete: "hey, listen to this. it's post-hardcore emomathglitch rock. The lyrics really reveal the prerequisite existentialism of the singers inner hades!"
Ed: "do you even know what that means"
Pete: "um... well, no"
Ed: "you're so pretentious"