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