Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of bologna.
  • n. Nonsense.
  • interj. Used to express disagreement or exasperation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A type of smoked sausage; bologna.
  • n. Nonsense.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. nonsense; foolishness; bunk; -- also used as an interjection.
  • n. informal variant of bologna{2}, for bologna sausage.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. pretentious or silly talk or writing

Etymologies

Alteration (influenced by baloney1) of bullshit.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Modification of bologna. (Wiktionary)
From the Polari slang word balonie. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But it is certainly a tribute to baloney and, by extension, to the Italian city of Bologna, of which the word baloney is a corruption, that Mr Kennedy found the expression so readily to hand in making his denial.

    In praise of ... Bologna | Editorial

  • This is -- I don't think he used the word baloney, but I think that's as close to it as possible.

    CNN Transcript Feb 9, 2005

  • I turned my head in her direction, liking a challenge, as well as the word baloney (I was hungry), and found myself wishing I had a smart-sounding answer to give.

    Excerpt: Asta in the Wings by Jan Elizabeth Watson

  • It is just as someone printed on here it isRepublicans, Independants printing most of their going to vote for the McCain baloney.

    Campaigns reject Bloomberg, ABC offer for televised town hall

  • PAT LALAMA, INVESTIGATIVE J.URNALIST: It ` s called baloney A.J. I mean look, I have worked with the city attorney ` s office for years.

    CNN Transcript Jan 31, 2007

  • That's why it's baffling that reasonable politicians like U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Brighton, and former state Rep. Lorence Wenke, R-Richland, would not only go, but fail to call baloney when they see it.

    detnews.com - Local

  • People: Spears calls baloney on gossip by Suzanne Condie Lambert - Dec. 22, 2009 08: 11 AM

    azcentral.com | news

  • My mom, whose not that much into politics called baloney on them and she said they didn't want to get into an argument with the AA.

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  • This is just that kind of baloney that finds it's way onto these boards, no?

    Senator says Obama VP search team discussed 20 names

  • The Republican governor launched the attack Monday evening, saying people should take notice of the " baloney " coming from New Jersey ' s senior senator.

    N.J. Lawmakers Spar Over No. 7

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