po·​ny | \ ˈpō-nē \
plural ponies

Definition of pony

1a : 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 U.S.
c : racehorse usually used in plural
2 : something smaller than standard: such as
a : a small beer glass
b : a small liqueur glass typically holding one ounce
3 : a literal translation of a foreign language text especially : one used surreptitiously by students in preparing or reciting lessons

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Tayshialand has pony rides, corn hole, and...well, that's it. Anna Moeslein, Glamour, "The Bachelor Season Premiere Recap: Did You Know Colton's a Virgin?," 7 Jan. 2019 Lana went for a black crop top and brown and black checkered skirt with a high pony. Allie Gemmill, Teen Vogue, "The "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" Cast Reunited at Lana Condor's "Deadly Class" Premiere," 4 Jan. 2019 Stylish updos had a moment in the sun, as Bella Hadid tossed up her brunette lengths with a gleaming designer claw clip and Candice Swanepoel sported a messy pony in New York. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "The 10 Best Beauty Looks: Week of September 17, 2018," 18 Sep. 2018 This year’s festivities included a 4-mile Shamrock Run and the Kids Leprechaun Dash, a kids zone full of rides, a petting zoo, and pony rides. Wayne K. Roustan, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick's Parade & Festival absolutely the curk," 11 Mar. 2018 Valentine’s Day work trip to Scotland took a dangerous turn: A pony tried to bite the royal ginger (while thankfully sparing our lip-gloss queen). Lisa Ryan, The Cut, "A Pony Tried to Bite Prince Harry," 13 Feb. 2018 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are visiting Scotland and they were greeted by a tiny pony. Jayme Deerwester, USA TODAY, "Prince Harry, Meghan Markle field bachelor party questions in Scotland," 13 Feb. 2018 The festival includes classic fall activities like corn mazes and pony rides, but there's also a Museum of Oddities and a Spirit of Halloweentown gift shop to enjoy as well! Jelani Addams Rosa, Seventeen, ""Halloweentown" Is a Real Place You Can Visit!," 17 Aug. 2018 One style that keeps popping up on the natural hair circuit is the bubble pony. Nykia Spradley, Allure, "Afro Puff Bubble Ponytails Are My New Favorite Protective Style," 26 July 2018

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First Known Use of pony

1659, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for 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

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English Language Learners Definition of pony

: a small horse


po·​ny | \ ˈpō-nē \
plural ponies

Kids Definition of pony

: a small horse

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