Have you ever thought? Etymology of the word PHONY

@Hari101 (1133)
Chennai, India
March 22, 2017 9:30am CST
The word phony was derived during the early British period. During the olden days, british thieves used to sell something called gilt ring which was called "Fawney" which is made of fake gold and sell them to people stating that it is real gold. Interesting. :)
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@snowy22315 (47304)
• United States
22 Mar 17
Actually, that is interesting! Thanks..I would have never thought of that actually.
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@Kandae11 (37122)
22 Mar 17
Yes, that is interesting.
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@Hari101 (1133)
• Chennai, India
22 Mar 17
Thank you friends :)
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@Corbin5 (106592)
• United States
22 Mar 17
Thanks for informing us of the meaning. I never knew this!