Last modified on 13 January 2015, at 20:33

baloney

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Modification of bologna.

PronunciationEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

baloney (plural baloneys)

  1. (countable) A type of smoked sausage; bologna.
SynonymsEdit
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Perhaps from the Polari slang word balonie. Alternatively, perhaps simply from bologna (sausage), possibly used as a minced oath for bull.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

baloney (uncountable)

  1. (uncountable, chiefly US, slang) Nonsense.
Usage notesEdit

Sometimes used in rhyme phony baloney.

SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit
TranslationsEdit

See alsoEdit