baloney

or bo·lo·ney

[ buh-loh-nee ]
/ bəˈloʊ ni /

noun

Slang. foolishness; nonsense.
Informal. bologna.

interjection

Slang. nonsense.

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Origin of baloney

1915–20, Americanism; 1925–30 for def 2; alteration of bologna, with substitution of -ey2 for final schwa

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH baloney

bologna baloney
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British Dictionary definitions for baloney

baloney

boloney

/ (bəˈləʊnɪ) /

noun

informal foolish talk; nonsense
mainly US another name for bologna sausage

Word Origin for baloney

C20: changed from Bologna (sausage)
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