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pony

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noun po·ny \ˈpō-nē\

Simple Definition of pony

  • : a small horse

Full Definition of pony

plural ponies

  1. 1 a :  a small horse; especially :  one of any of several breeds of very small stocky animals noted for their gentleness and endurance b :  a bronco, mustang, or similar horse of the western United States c :  racehorse —usually used in plural

  2. 2 :  something smaller than standard: as a :  a small beer glass b :  a small liqueur glass typically holding one ounce

  3. 3 :  a literal translation of a foreign language text; especially :  one used surreptitiously by students in preparing or reciting lessons

Origin of pony

probably from obsolete French poulenet, diminutive of French poulain colt, from Old French pulain, perhaps from Medieval Latin pullamen young animal, from Latin pullus — more at foal


First Known Use: 1659

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