noun \ˈpō-nē\

: a small horse

plural ponies

Full Definition of PONY

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

Rhymes with PONY


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any of several breeds of small horses standing less than 14.2 hands (58 in., 147 cm) high and noted for gentleness and endurance. Among the common pony breeds are the Shetland; the stylish and hardy Welsh; the high-stepping Welsh Cob; the Exmoor and Dartmoor, natives of the English moors that are used to breed polo ponies; and the Highland, a thick, gray saddle animal.


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