Baloney

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English

Etymology 1

Modification of bologna.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /bələʊni/
  • Rhymes: -əʊni

Noun

Baloney (plural Baloneys)
  1. (countable) A type of smoked sausage; bologna.

Etymology 2

From the Polari slang word balonie.

Alternative forms

Noun

Baloney (uncountable)
  1. (uncountable, chiefly US, slang) Nonsense.

Notes

Sometimes used in rhyme phony baloney.

Synonyms

See WikiSaurus:nonsense.

Derived terms

Thesaurus

applesauce, balls, bilge, blague, blah, blah-blah, bop, bosh, bull, bullshit, bunk, bunkum, claptrap, crap, eyewash, flam, flapdoodle, flimflam, gammon, gas, guff, gup, hogwash, hoke, hokum, hooey, horsefeathers, hot air, humbug, humbuggery, jiggery-pokery, malarkey, moonshine, piffle, poppycock, rot, rubbish, scat, shit, tommyrot, tripe, wind

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