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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ All of which could very well be marvellous, or pure baloney.
▪ It seems that while the definition of the word multimedia has changed, the baloney factor hasn't.
▪ Newman was either full of baloney or a solitary man being steamrolled by big business.
▪ This is the sort of self-serving, insincere baloney that gives good government a bad name.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

baloney \ba*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.]

    No matter how thin you slice it, it's still baloney!
    --Al Smith.

  2. informal variant of bologna[2], for bologna sausage.


Bologna \Bo*lo"gna\, n.

  1. A city of Italy which has given its name to various objects.

  2. A Bologna sausage; also informally called baloney.

    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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1894, variant of bologna sausage (q.v.). As slang for "nonsense," 1922, American English (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), from earlier sense of "idiot" (by 1915), perhaps influenced by blarney, but usually regarded as being from the sausage, as a type traditionally made from odds and ends. It also was ring slang early 20c. for an inferior fighter.\n\nThe aristocratic Kid's first brawl for sugar was had in Sandusky, Odryo, with a boloney entitled Young Du Fresne. He gave the green and nervous Kid a proper pastin' for six rounds and the disgusted Dummy sold me his find for a hundred bucks, leavin' the clubhouse just in time to miss seein' the boy get stung, get mad, and win by a knockout. [H.C. Witwer, "The Leather Pushers," "Colliers," Oct. 16, 1920] \n


Etymology 1 alt. (context countable English) A type of smoked sausage; bologna. n. (context countable English) A type of smoked sausage; bologna. Etymology 2

alt. (context uncountable chiefly US slang English) nonsense. n. (context uncountable chiefly US slang English) nonsense.


n. pretentious or silly talk or writing [syn: boloney, bilgewater, bosh, drool, humbug, taradiddle, tarradiddle, tommyrot, tosh, twaddle]

Baloney (Henry P.)

Baloney (Henry P.) is a children's picture book written by Jon Scieszka and illustrated by Lane Smith. It was published in 1991 by Viking Press.

Category:Children's picture books Category:1991 books Category:Children's fiction books

Baloney (disambiguation)

Baloney is another name for bologna sausage.

Baloney may also refer to:

  • Baloney (Animaniacs), a character from Animaniacs
  • Baloney (album), an EP by LA Symphony
  • Baloney (Henry P.), a children's picture book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith
  • Nonsense

Usage examples of "baloney".

Prairie went along watchfully, at her own tempo, making a point of inspecting a few assembled casseroles as well as checking the baloney spin rate before leaving the kitchen, reminding herself of a cat.

Not a minute too soon, she returned to find a number of casseroles beginning to redline, baloney glazes to decompose.

Pretending to be setting an example, Prairie slid over to one of the work counters, wrestled a hot baloney into place, quickly sharpened a knife, and began to carve the object into steaming, purple-rimmed slices, which she arranged attractively on a serving platter, generously spooning more shiny grape liquid over the top, to be carried in and set on one of the mess-hall tables, where eaters would serve themselves except for the people in assertiveness programs, of course, who sat over at their own table and each got a separate plate with the food already on it.

Prairie grabbed a kettle of institutional tomato soup, carried it on in, and for the next couple of hours she also schlepped racks of newly washed cups and dishes in and bused dirty dishes out, cleaned off tabletops, poured coffee, going from one set of chores to another as they arose, sensing partial vacuums and flowing there to fill them, unable to help noticing that people were taking seconds on the Spinach Casserole, and the baloney too.

I had some baloney in the refrigerator and it was gone when I got home from work and went to make a sandwich.

I was here, you said that the fight you and Marsha had was over her feeding baloney to a dog.

He was so good at feeding them bullshit, the guys on the base dubbed him Baloney Mahoney.

Tim of a piece of baloney he had once accidentally left under his bed for several months.

For the meat eaters, a number of giant baloneys were set to roasting whole on spits, to be turned and attentively basted with a grape-jelly glaze by once-quarrelsome kitchen staff while others made croutons from old bread, bustling about while the spinach thawed, singing along with the radio, which someone had mercifully re-tuned to a rock and roll station.

Baloney, bamboozles, careless thinking, flimflam and wishes disguised as facts are not restricted to parlour magic and ambiguous advice on matters of the heart.

It was one of several television series produced by an organization called REALI-TV -- including Promises, Promises, devoted to follow-up analyses of unfulfilled campaign pledges at local, state, and national levels, and Bamboozles and Baloney, a weekly debunking of what were said to be widespread prejudices, propaganda, and myths.

It was one of several television series produced by an organization called REALI-TV-- including Promises, Promises, devoted to follow-up analyses of unfulfilled campaign pledges at local, state, and national levels, and Bamboozles and Baloney, a weekly debunking of what were said to be widespread prejudices, propaganda, and myths.

Skepticism suggests that some future Age of Enlightenment would spawn freethinking types who would venture into the sites to prove that the priesthood was full of baloney.

Both Eddie and Bill had been amazed by the size of the repast Ben had laid out with businesslike efficiency: two PB&J sandwiches, one baloney sandwich, a hardcooked egg (complete with a pinch of salt twisted up in a small piece of waxed paper), two fig-bars, three large chocolate chip cookies, and a Ring-Ding.

Kamin concludes that `[t]he authors repeatedly fail to distinguish between correlation and causation' - one of the fallacies of our baloney detection kit.