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baloney

noun ba·lo·ney \bə-ˈlō-nē\

less common spelling of

  1. :  a large smoked sausage of beef, veal, and pork; also :  a sausage made (as of turkey) to resemble bologna


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baloney

noun ba·lo·ney \bə-ˈlō-nē\
variants: or less commonly

\bə-ˈlō-nē\

Definition of baloney

  1. :  pretentious nonsense :  bunkum —often used as a generalized expression of disagreement

Examples of baloney in a sentence

  1. Don't believe all of that baloney.

  2. just follow my orders, and stop the baloney

Origin and Etymology of baloney

bologna


First Known Use: 1922


BALONEY Defined for English Language Learners


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baloney

noun ba·lo·ney \bə-ˈlō-nē\

Definition of baloney for English Language Learners

  • : foolish words or ideas



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