pony: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (pō'nē), [key]
— n., pl. v., -nies, -nied, -ny•ing.
  1. a small horse of any of several breeds, usually not higher at the shoulder than 14 hands (58 in./146 cm).
  2. a horse of any small type or breed.
  3. a literal translation or other text, used illicitly as an aid in schoolwork or while taking a test; crib.
  4. something small of its kind.
  5. a small glass for liquor.
  6. the amount of liquor it will hold, usually one ounce (29.6 ml).
  7. a small beverage bottle, often holding seven ounces (196 g): We bought a dozen ponies of Mexican beer.
  8. a diminutive chorus girl.
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  10. the sum of 25 pounds.
  1. to prepare (lessons) by means of a pony.
    1. to be the outrider for (a racehorse).
    2. to exercise (a racehorse) by having a rider mounted on another horse lead it at a gallop around a track.
  1. to prepare a lesson or lessons with the aid of a pony.
  2. to pay (money), as in settling an account: Next week you'll have to pony up the balance of the loan.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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