baloney

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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 simply from bologna ‎(sausage), possibly used as a minced oath for bull.

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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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