noun (1)
ba·​lo·​ney | \ bə-ˈlō-nē How to pronounce baloney (audio) \

less common spelling of

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


noun (2)
ba·​lo·​ney | \ bə-ˈlō-nē How to pronounce baloney (audio) \
variants: or less commonly

Definition of baloney (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of baloney

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1922, in the meaning defined above

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“Baloney.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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