Phoney

What is Phoney ?

Phoney is (adj) not real, not what it seems to be He gave a phoney address in Paris. She made a lot of phoney claims in her story in the newspaper. (noun) a person who is not what he or she seems to be He’s just an old phoney he doesn’t have any experience of TV reporting at all.

 

source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level