Definition of polony in English:



  • another term for bologna
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Two freezers were full of polony and other meat (of which the expiry date was in April) as well as soup bones.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We gave her little bits of polony, which she took gently piece by piece, her little tail wagging.’
    • ‘Weasand (oesophagus or gullet) was used for polony (dyed red outside).’


Mid 18th century: apparently an alteration of Bologna.