Other Word Forms of Pony
Origin of Pony
Probably from obsolete French poulenet diminutive of poulain colt from Late Latin pullāmen young of an animal from Latin pullus pau-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
1659 from Scots powny, apparently from Middle French poulenet (“little foal"), ultimately from Late Latin pullanus (“young of an animal") (cognate to English foal).
Shortened from pony and trap, rhyming with crap
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