baloney

[buh-loh-nee]
noun
1.
Slang. foolishness; nonsense.
2.
Informal. bologna.
interjection
3.
Slang. nonsense.
Also, boloney.


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

bologna, baloney.
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baloney or boloney (bəˈləʊnɪ)
 
n
1.  informal foolish talk; nonsense
2.  chiefly (US) another name for bologna sausage
 
[C20: changed from Bologna (sausage)]
 
boloney or boloney
 
n
 
[C20: changed from Bologna (sausage)]

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baloney
slang for "nonsense," 1922, Amer.Eng. (popularized 1930s by N.Y. Gov. Alfred E. Smith), from earlier sense of "idiot" (perhaps influenced by blarney), usually regarded as being from bologna sausage, a type traditionally made from odds and ends.
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Example sentences
When critics say there is no high fashion, that's baloney.
Pulling off the dried-on baloney rips the paint off.
One is that his indignation was so obviously baloney.
All the explanations otherwise are handwaving baloney.
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