pony

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noun po·ny \ˈpō-nē\

Definition of pony

plural

ponies

  1. 1 a :  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 United States c :  racehorse —usually used in plural

  2. 2 :  something smaller than standard: as a :  a small beer glass b :  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

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


First Known Use: 1659


PONY Defined for English Language Learners

pony

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noun po·ny \ˈpō-nē\

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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