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. Alternatively, perhaps from Irish. Alternatively, perhaps simply an from bologna, balony (sausage).

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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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Last modified on 19 April 2014, at 12:13