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BALONEY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does baloney mean? 

BALONEY (noun)
  The noun BALONEY has 1 sense:

1. pretentious or silly talk or writing

  Familiarity information: BALONEY used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BALONEY (noun)


Sense 1baloney [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pretentious or silly talk or writing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

baloney; tosh; tommyrot; humbug; drool; bosh; boloney; bilgewater; twaddle; taradiddle; tarradiddle

Hypernyms ("baloney" is a kind of...):

bunk; hokum; meaninglessness; nonsense; nonsensicality (a message that seems to convey no meaning)

Domain usage:

argot; cant; jargon; lingo; patois; slang; vernacular (a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves))


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