pony

noun
po·​ny | \ ˈpō-nē How to pronounce pony (audio) \
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

Examples of pony in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The dead body was discovered late Monday afternoon by Ted Lutz, who has a pony in the McDowell barn. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, "Sometimes historians uncover sad events: Death at Medina’s McDowell homestead," 29 Dec. 2020 The photo in question features Khloé with an Ariana-esque pony on a pink background. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Every Time the Kardashian/Jenners Were Caught in a Photoshop Fail," 30 Oct. 2020 Horsepower Ranch Christmas Festival Luau brings Floridian holiday fun to visitors with live reindeer and Clydesdales, hula and fire performers, live entertainment, children’s activities, pony rides and more. Patrick Connolly, orlandosentinel.com, "Orlando Christmas, holiday events: Light-up nights, festivals, boat parades and more," 11 Nov. 2020 Her first photo op since quarantine took place in May, when the newly-94-year-old was photographed riding a pony at Windsor Castle, where she had been semi-isolated in residence since the COVID-19 crisis hit. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, "New photos show Queen Elizabeth in a mask for the first time, but she skips mask for Remembrance Day," 8 Nov. 2020 Her first photo op since quarantine took place in May, when the newly-94-year-old was photographed riding a pony at Windsor Castle, where she had been semi-isolated in residence since the COVID-19 crisis hit. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, "New photos show Queen Elizabeth in a mask for the first time, but she skips mask for Remembrance Day," 8 Nov. 2020 Behind him, a painting of his Top 10 list of poets, beginning with John Keats and Emily Dickinson and ending with Georges Bataille, is propped against the wall next to a canvas containing a bright orange house and matching pony. Alicia Eler, Star Tribune, "Museum exhibit illuminates the making of iconic Minneapolis artist Frank Gaard," 8 Sep. 2020 Her first photo op since quarantine took place in May, when the newly-94-year-old was photographed riding a pony at Windsor Castle, where she had been semi-isolated in residence since the COVID-19 crisis hit. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, "New photos show Queen Elizabeth in a mask for the first time, but she skips mask for Remembrance Day," 8 Nov. 2020 Tent camping and pony rides are still not permitted in county parks. Lisa J. Huriash, sun-sentinel.com, "More services reopening in Broward County," 30 Oct. 2020

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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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“Pony.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pony. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for pony

pony

noun
How to pronounce pony (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of pony

: a small horse

pony

noun
po·​ny | \ ˈpō-nē How to pronounce pony (audio) \
plural ponies

Kids Definition of pony

: a small horse

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