Definition of baloney in English:


Line breaks: ba|lo¦ney
Pronunciation: /bəˈləʊni


1 [mass noun] Foolish or deceptive talk; nonsense: I don’t buy it—it’s all a load of baloney
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  • 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.
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  • 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.


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

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