Last modified on 10 December 2014, at 14:21

baloney

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Etymology 1Edit

Modification of bologna.

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baloney (plural baloneys)

  1. (countable) A type of smoked sausage; bologna.
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Etymology 2Edit

Perhaps from the Polari slang word balonie. Another possibility is that it's a minced oath for bull, which sounds like the first syllable in many pronuciations

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baloney (uncountable)

  1. (uncountable, chiefly US, slang) Nonsense.
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Sometimes used in rhyme phony baloney.

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