baloney
Bologna Bo*lo"gna, n. 1. A city of Italy which has given its name to various objects. [1913 Webster]

2. A Bologna sausage; also informally called {baloney}. [1913 Webster]

{Bologna sausage} [It. salsiccia di Bologna], a large sausage made of bacon or ham, beef, veal, and pork, cooked and smoked, chopped fine and inclosed in a skin.

{Bologna stone} (Min.), radiated barite, or barium sulphate, found in roundish masses composed of radiating fibers, first discovered near Bologna. It is phosphorescent when calcined.

{Bologna vial}, a vial of unannealed glass which will fly into pieces when its surface is scratched by a hard body, as by dropping into it a fragment of flint; whereas a bullet may be dropped into it without injury. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • baloney — a*lo ney, n. 1. [Believed to be derived form balogna, but perhaps also influenced by blarney.] nonsense; foolishness; bunk; also used as an interjection. [Also spelled {boloney}.] [slang] [PJC] No matter how thin you slice it, it s still… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • baloney — 1894, variant of BOLOGNA (Cf. bologna) sausage (q.v.). As slang for nonsense, 1922, Amer.Eng. (popularized 1930s by N.Y. Gov. Alfred E. Smith; in this sense sometimes said to have been one of the coinages of legendary Variety staffer Jack Conway) …   Etymology dictionary

  • baloney — (also boloney) ► NOUN informal ▪ nonsense. ORIGIN perhaps from BOLOGNA(Cf. ↑B) …   English terms dictionary

  • baloney — ☆ baloney [bə lō′nē ] n. [altered < bologna, sausage] 1. bologna sausage 2. Slang foolish or exaggerated talk or behavior; nonsense interj. Slang nonsense …   English World dictionary

  • baloney — {n.}, {informal} Nonsense, unbelievable, trite, or trivial. * /John brags that he s won the $10 million lottery, and I think it s just a lot of baloney./ * / Will you marry Joe? mother asked. Baloney, Susie answered with a disgusted look./ * /Do… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • baloney — {n.}, {informal} Nonsense, unbelievable, trite, or trivial. * /John brags that he s won the $10 million lottery, and I think it s just a lot of baloney./ * / Will you marry Joe? mother asked. Baloney, Susie answered with a disgusted look./ * /Do… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • baloney — noun informal Nonsense, unbelievable, trite, or trivial. John brags that he s won the $10 million lottery, and I think it s just a lot of baloney. Will you marry Joe? mother asked. Baloney, Susie answered with a disgusted look. Do you still… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • baloney — [[t]bəlo͟ʊni[/t]] N UNCOUNT (disapproval) If you say that an idea or statement is baloney, you disapprove of it and think it is foolish or wrong. [mainly AM, INFORMAL] That s a load of baloney. Syn: rubbish, garbage …   English dictionary

  • baloney — AND bologna [ba loni] n. nonsense. (Also as an exclamation.) □ Don’t give me all that baloney! □ That’s just a lot of bologna. Don’t believe it for a minute. □ Baloney! You’re nuts! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • baloney — baloné ou baloney n. m. (Québec) Fam. Gros saucisson à pâte claire, jugé de qualité inférieure …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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