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[buh-loh-nee, -nuh, -lohn-yuh] /bəˈloʊ ni, -nə, -ˈloʊn yə/
a large seasoned sausage made of finely ground meat, usually beef and pork, that has been cooked and smoked.
Also called bologna sausage.
Origin of bologna
1555-65; after Bologna, Italy
Can be confused
bologna, baloney. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • So saying, he slammed a sack of gold dust of the size of a bologna sausage down upon the bar.

    The Call of the Wild Jack London
  • Just then the missing one came around the house clasping a bologna sausage in his fist.

    Our Next-Door Neighbors Belle Kanaris Maniates
  • The cashass is put in skins such as are used for bologna sausage.

  • The greater part of a link of bologna sausage lay upon the table, a remnant of a previous meal.

    Snowdrift James B. Hendryx
  • First a hungry dog bit a piece out of one of the bologna sausage tires on the auto wheels, and they had to go slower.

  • So they got out to look, but the wheels were on all right and tight, and the big tires were full of wind like a bologna sausage.

    Jacko and Jumpo Kinkytail Howard R. Garis
  • I never met a more pronounced gin cocktail symphony and bologna sausage study in my life.

    Remarks Bill Nye
  • The bologna sausage was shared in like fashion, but I never heard of any one who got a taste of the pies.

    Old Man Savarin and Other Stories Edward William Thomson
British Dictionary definitions for bologna sausage

bologna sausage

(mainly US & Canadian) a large smoked sausage made of seasoned mixed meats Also called baloney, boloney, (esp Brit) polony


/bəˈləʊnjə; Italian boˈloɲɲa/
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)


/bəˈləʊnjə; Italian boˈloɲɲa/
Giovanni da Bologna, See Giambologna
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Word Origin and History for bologna sausage



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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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