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baloney

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Foolish or deceptive talk, nonsense. The word is said to be a corruption of Bologna, from Bologna sausage, but the connection remains conjectural.

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baloney

Bryan A. Garner.

in The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style

January 2000; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 37 words.

For the word meaning “nonsense,” baloney is the spelling. For the sausage, bologna (pronounced like baloney) is the spelling.

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baloney

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 70 words.

abalone, Albinoni, Annigoni, Antonioni, baloney, Bodoni, boloney, bony, calzone, cannelloni, canzone, cicerone, coney, conversazione, coronae, crony, Gaborone, Giorgione,

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baloney

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 70 words.

abalone, Albinoni, Annigoni, Antonioni, baloney, Bodoni, boloney, bony, calzone, cannelloni, canzone, cicerone, coney, conversazione, coronae, crony, Gaborone, Giorgione,

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baloney

Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 563 words.

For the word meaning “nonsense,” baloney is the spelling (dating from the early 20th century)—e.g.: “Much of what the world

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baloney bender <i>n.</i>

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 102 words.

1 (US) an Italian.

1938 J. Weidman I Can Get It For You Wholesale 59: To a baloney

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baloney <i>noun and int</i>

Edited by John Ayto and John Simpson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

January 2008; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 39 words.

orig US Nonsense; rubbish. 1928–. J. Braine All that baloney about going upstairs to play a harp or downstairs

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baloney

Overview page.

Foolish or deceptive talk, nonsense. The word is said to be a corruption of Bologna, from Bologna sausage, but the connection remains conjectural.

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Baloney

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 202 words.

Nonsense. The word dates from the 1920s and is said on dubious ground to derive from the Bologna sausage. The

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Baloney

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 3 words.

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baloney

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 18 words.

(orig. U.S.) humbug, nonsense. XX. Commonly regarded as from Bologna (sausage), but the connection remains conjectural.

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baloney

John Ayto.

in The Diner’s Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 3 words.

See polony.

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baloney

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 24 words.

foolish or deceptive talk, nonsense. The word is said to be a corruption of Bologna, from Bologna sausage, but the connection remains conjectural....

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phoney baloney <i>noun and int</i> (mainly US,)

Edited by John Ayto and John Simpson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

January 2008; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 44 words.

1 Nonsense, humbug. 1933–. A. Girón Ha! Ha! Phoney baloney. Said this bomb was going to rip us wide

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dancing baloney

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

The use of some Web technology in order to cheer up an otherwise dull Web site. Often this is used to impress a client or visitor to the site. An example of this is the use of animated GIF...

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dancing baloney

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Networking and Communications. 53 words.

The use of some Web technology in order to cheer up an otherwise dull *Web site. Often this is used to impress a client or visitor to the site. An example of this is the use of ...

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dancing baloney

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Networking and Communications. 53 words.

The use of some Web technology in order to cheer up an otherwise dull *Web site. Often this is used to impress a client or visitor to the site. An example of this is the use of ...

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baloney <i>n.</i>

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 948 words.

1 (orig. US) in fig. senses of worthlessness, both of ideas and individuals.

(a) nonsense, rubbish, humbug.

1885

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baloney! <i>excl.</i>

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 185 words.

nonsense!

1927 K. Nicholson Barker II i: Boloney! It's all how their folks raise 'em. 1935 S. Kingsley Dead Endnull...

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phoney-baloney <i>adj.</i>

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 348 words.

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chutney

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 70 words.

abalone, Albinoni, Annigoni, Antonioni, baloney, Bodoni, boloney, bony, calzone, cannelloni, canzone, cicerone, coney, conversazione, coronae, crony, Gaborone, Giorgione,

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