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baloney

[buh-loh-nee] /bəˈloʊ ni/
noun
1.
Slang. foolishness; nonsense.
2.
Informal. bologna.
interjection
3.
Slang. nonsense.
Also, boloney.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20, Americanism; 1925-30 for def 2; alteration of bologna, with substitution of -ey2 for final schwa
Can be confused
bologna, baloney.
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British Dictionary definitions for baloney's

baloney

/bəˈləʊnɪ/
noun
1.
(informal) foolish talk; nonsense
2.
(mainly US) another name for bologna sausage
Word Origin
C20: changed from Bologna (sausage)
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Word Origin and History for baloney's
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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Slang definitions & phrases for baloney's

baloney

noun
  1. Nonsense; pretentious talk; bold and deceitful absurdities; applesauce, bullshit, hooey: No matter how you slice it, it's still baloney
  2. A stupid person: You dumb baloney
verb

: And don't try to baloney me, either

[late 1920s+, perhaps fr Irish balonie, ''nonsense''; about 1920 the word meant ''an unskilled boxer; palooka'']


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