phonily

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

phony +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

phonily (comparative more phonily, superlative most phonily)

  1. In a phony way, or to a phony extent
    • 1988 December 23, Gary Houston, “The Beginning of the End”, Chicago Reader:
      Or in the 70s without its being a case in point that our need for nostalgia had, after the coming and going of scads of phonily rustic eateries, really reached absurd proportions.

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