Get used to the word “phony.” It’s one of Holden’s favorites. He uses it to show how he really hates conforming to society’s standards.
If you’re reading this for school, I advise you to highlight and/or take note of WHEN Holden uses this term as well as WHOM he is referencing.
To help improve the meaning of these lyrics, visit “The Catcher in the Rye (Chap. 1)” by J.D. Salinger and leave a comment on the lyrics box