noun plural -nies

British another name for bologna sausage

Word Origin for polony

C16: perhaps from Bologna
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Examples from the Web for polony

Historical Examples of polony

  • Polony, Cockney shortening and vulgar pronunciation of Bologna (sausage).

    The Slang Dictionary

    John Camden Hotten

  • I ain't 'ad a bite since yesterday—an' 't wa'n't nothin' but a slice o' polony sossidge I found on a dust-'eap.

    The Dawn of a To-morrow

    Frances Hodgson Burnett