phoney vs phony : Common Errors in English

About phoney vs phony

The usual spelling in the US is “phony”; the usual spelling in the UK and in some countries influenced by it is “phoney.”

phoney Meaning(s)

  • (n) a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
  • (s) fraudulent; having a misleading appearance

phony Meaning(s)

  • (n) a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
  • (s) fraudulent; having a misleading appearance

phoney in News

  • Rugby-Will to trump skill in opening Lions test

    By Nick Mulvenney BRISBANE, June 20 (Reuters) - The phoney war is almost over, the 46 protagonists have been named and the Brisbane stage is set as Australia braces for the unique ferocity of a British and Irish Lions test match. The first match of three, Saturday's clash at Lang Park (1000GMT) will go a long way to deciding whether Warren Gatland's fancied tourists can secure a first series ...
    on June 20, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

phony in News

  1. Phony NY charity ordered to pay back $4.6 million

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - A New York judge has ordered a telemarketing company shut down earlier this year for running a phony breast cancer charity to pay a total of $4.6 million.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: New Jersey Herald

  2. Seen At 11: Phony Tech Support Scams Target Web Users

    CBS 2 has this major warning about the latest cyber scam sweeping the Internet – phony tech support sites.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: CBS New York

  3. Phony cop arrested

    Phony officer arrested in uniform, with realistic looking weapon, handcuffs, and emergency lights.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: WTHI Terre Haute

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