boloney

[ buh-loh-nee ]
/ bəˈloʊ ni /

noun


Nearby words

  1. bologna, giovanni,
  2. bolognese,
  3. bolometer,
  4. bolometric,
  5. bolometric magnitude,
  6. bolshevik,
  7. bolsheviks,
  8. bolshevism,
  9. bolshevist,
  10. bolshevistic

Origin of boloney

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900

baloney

or bo·lo·ney

[ buh-loh-nee ]
/ bəˈloʊ ni /

noun

Slang. foolishness; nonsense.
Informal. bologna.

interjection

Slang. nonsense.

Origin of baloney

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

Can be confusedbologna baloney

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British Dictionary definitions for boloney

boloney

/ (bəˈləʊnɪ) /

noun

a variant spelling of baloney
mainly US another name for bologna sausage

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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Word Origin and History for boloney
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