Definition of baloney in English:

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baloney

Pronunciation: /bəˈləʊni/

noun

informal
1 [mass noun] Foolish or deceptive talk; nonsense: I don’t buy it—it’s all a load of baloney
More example sentences
  • No nonsense, no baloney, not a lot of fanfare, and it's proceeding very quickly.
  • This thing about them not going well is a load of baloney.
  • Just when it looked like the magic of the cup was being exposed as a load of old baloney, the substitute required only three minutes to underline his faith in it.
2 North American term for bologna.
Example sentences
  • Mortodella (from which we get our boloney) comes from Bologna.
  • And provided you don't come foisting your legumes on me, I won't slap you with my baloney.
  • Well, folks, it's nowhere near as hard as trying to unwrap a baloney and cheese sandwich or open a bag of Fritos.

Origin

1920s: sense 1 said to be a corruption of bologna.

Words that rhyme with baloney

abalone, Albinoni, Annigoni, Antonioni, Bodoni, boloney, bony, calzone, cannelloni, canzone, cicerone, coney, conversazione, coronae, crony, Gaborone, Giorgione, macaroni, Manzoni, Marconi, mascarpone, minestrone, Moroni, Mulroney, padrone, panettoni, pepperoni, phoney, polony, pony, rigatoni, Shoshone, Sloaney, stony, Toni, tony, zabaglione
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