phony-baloney

adjective

pho·​ny-ba·​lo·​ney ˈfō-nē-bə-ˈlō-nē How to pronounce phony-baloney (audio)
variants or phoney-baloney

Word History

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of phony-baloney was in 1936

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Cite this Entry

“Phony-baloney.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phony-baloney. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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