Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

bologna

[buh-loh-nee, -nuh, -lohn-yuh]
noun
  1. a large seasoned sausage made of finely ground meat, usually beef and pork, that has been cooked and smoked.
Show More

Origin of bologna

1555–65; after Bologna, Italy
Also called bologna sausage.
Can be confusedbologna baloney
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for bologna sausage

bologna sausage

noun
  1. mainly US and Canadian a large smoked sausage made of seasoned mixed meatsAlso called: baloney, boloney, (esp Brit) polony
Show More

Bologna

1
noun
  1. a city in N Italy, at the foot of the Apennines: became a free city in the Middle Ages; university (1088). Pop: 371 217 (2001)Ancient name: Bononia (bəˈnəʊnɪə)
Show More

Bologna

2
noun
  1. Giovanni da Bologna See Giambologna
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for bologna sausage

bologna

n.

1850, variant of bologna sausage (1590s), named for the city in Italy, whose name is from Latin Bononia, which either represents Gaulish bona "foundation, fortress," or Boii, the name of the Gaulish people who occupied the region 4c. B.C.E. Also see baloney.

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper