Definition of polony in English:

polony

noun

British
  • another term for bologna
    • ‘Weasand (oesophagus or gullet) was used for polony (dyed red outside).’
    • ‘We gave her little bits of polony, which she took gently piece by piece, her little tail wagging.’
    • ‘Pieces of sausage, polony and other forms of readily edible meats are now being carried around in big enamel pots and selling between K500 and K1,000 a piece depending on the size.’
    • ‘‘I am sure that none of us can resist the taste of sizzling chikanda, also known as African polony, which costs far less than the polony you buy in supermarkets,’ she said in her keynote speech at Hotel Inter-Continental.’
    • ‘Two freezers were full of polony and other meat (of which the expiry date was in April) as well as soup bones.’
    • ‘Ndlovu changed his clothes and we went to Khumalo's Corner, on 20th Avenue for a drink and another popular delicacy, a quarter- two slices of bread with a Russian, polony, cheese, lettuce, atchar and a portion of chips on the side.’

Origin

Mid 18th century: apparently an alteration of Bologna.

Pronunciation

polony

/pəˈləʊni/