noun (plural ponies)
- He conducted his study using 62 horses and ponies of mixed breeds, from Cob to Connemara, aged between two and 30 years of age.
- You can enjoy the Wild West Horse, Hound and Music Show, which will feature barrel racing, trick riding, comic horses, Appaloosa ponies and American Quarter Horses.
- Galloway ponies and running horses - early English racehorses - were bred at Helmsley, on the Earl of Rutland's estate.
- It was his first time at Fair Grounds but playing the ponies is nothing to new to Duc Vo.
- In fact, it was playing the ponies that's gotten him into this current mess - unless you count throwing a wad of money away chasing a newspaper's success as gambling.
- Geez, how much had he lost playing the ponies over the years?
- The opening lyrics include "stick a pony in my pocket", pony being London slang for 25 pounds sterling.
- Indeed, the amount of 25 pounds sterling - like an equine pony, not overly large, but substantial at the time - was called "a pony."
verb (ponies, ponying, ponied)[with object] (pony something up) North American informal
- Well, it wouldn't be so bad, I guess, but I haven't got the cash to support that yet, so dumb Cap Guy usually ponies it up which I guess he's getting sick of.
- They can simply ask for it, and in many cases, ISPs have been more than willing to pony it up.
- Jeff Henry hopes to see the province eventually pony up more money for students.
Different as they seem, pony and poultry (Middle English) have the same starting point. Latin pullus meant ‘young animal’, but it tended to be applied specifically to young horses and young chickens. The ‘young horse’ strand became Old French poulain ‘a foal’, and the diminutive form of this, poulenet, was adopted into Scots in the early 18th century as powny, coming into general English usage as pony. The ‘young chicken’ strand is the source of Old French pouletrie, from which we get poultry. See also monkey
Words that rhyme with ponyabalone, Albinoni, Annigoni, Antonioni, baloney, 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, rigatoni, Shoshone, Sloaney, stony, Toni, tony, zabaglione
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