pony

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noun po·ny \ˈpō-nē\

Definition of pony

plural

ponies

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

  2. 2 :  something smaller than standard: such asa :  a small beer glassb :  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

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Origin and Etymology 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


PONY Defined for English Language Learners

pony

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Definition of pony for English Language Learners

  • : a small horse


PONY Defined for Kids

pony

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noun po·ny \ˈpō-nē\

Definition of pony for Students

plural

ponies

  1. :  a small horse



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