Definition of pony noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpəʊni//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpoʊni//
    (pl. ponies) Equine sports
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  1. 1a type of small horse see also Shetland pony See related entries: Equine sports
  2. 2(British English, slang) £25
  3. Word Originmid 17th cent.: probably from French poulenet ‘small foal’, diminutive of poulain, from late Latin pullanus, from Latin pullus ‘young animal’.Idioms (North American English, informal, disapproving) an event that is planned only in order to impress people so that they will support or buy something the dog and pony show of his visits to the war zone a dog and pony show to sell the idea to investors (British English, informal) walking, rather than travelling by car, bus, etc. synonym on foot ‘How did you get here?’ ‘Shanks’s pony!’
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