pony Definition

  • 1a small horse, especially one that is not fully grown or is of a small breed
  • 2a literal or metaphorical sum of money that is smaller than usual or expected

Using pony: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "pony" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She loves to ride her pony in the countryside.

  • Example

    The children were thrilled to ride the ponies at the fair.

  • Example

    I only have a pony on me right now, can I pay you the rest later?

  • Example

    He bet a pony on the game and lost.

pony Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with pony

  • pony up

    to pay or contribute money, often reluctantly or under pressure


    Come on, pony up the cash you owe me.

  • one-trick pony

    a person or thing with only one special feature, talent, or area of expertise


    He's a one-trick pony when it comes to cooking; he only knows how to make spaghetti.

  • an exclamation of surprise or amazement


    Holy pony, I can't believe we won!

Origins of pony

from Old French 'poulenet', meaning 'young horse'


Summary: pony in Brief

A 'pony' [หˆpoสŠni] is a small horse, often used for riding or as a pet. It can also refer to a small sum of money, as in 'I only have a pony on me right now.' 'Pony up' means to pay or contribute money, while 'one-trick pony' refers to a person or thing with only one special feature or area of expertise.

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