Pony vs Ponylike - What's the difference?

pony | ponylike |

As a noun pony

is pony (horse) or pony can be bangs, fringe (haircut ).

As an adjective ponylike is

resembling a pony or some aspect of one.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(wikipedia pony)

Etymology 1

1659 from (etyl) (cognate to English foal).


  • Any of several small breeds of horse under 14.2 hands.
  • (regional) A small serving of an alcoholic beverage.
  • * 1969 , Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor , Penguin 2011, p. 193:
  • Demon popped into his mouth a last morsel of black bread with elastic samlet, gulped down a last pony of vodka and took his place at the table with Marina facing him across its oblong length.
  • * 2010 , Dick Lynas, Pies Were for Thursdays: Tales from an Ordinary Glasgow East End Childhood , page 283,
  • I did not even know what a ‘pony'’, a small chaser of beer, was. But of course I could not admit that. So putting on an air of nonchalance, and a deep voice, I strolled into a pub with one of the other equally naive guys and we ordered two ' ponies of beer.
    ‘McEwans?’ asked the barman.
    ‘Naw - ponies ’ said I.
  • (Australia, New South Wales, Victoria) A serving of 140 millilitres of beer.
  • (UK, slang) Twenty-five pounds sterling.
  • (US, slang) A translation used as a study aid; loosely, a crib, a cheat-sheet.
  • (Cockney rhyming slang) (from "pony and trap" ) Crap; rubbish, nonsense.
  • Synonyms
    * (l)
    Derived terms
    * dog and pony show * play the ponies * polo pony * pony and trap * pony chaise * pony engine * pony express * pony glass * pony keg * pony truck * pony truss * pony up * Shetland pony


  • To lead (a horse) from another horse.
  • Etymology 2

    Shortened from (pony and trap), rhyming with (crap)


  • (Cockney rhyming slang) Of little worth.
  • ----




    (en adjective)
  • Resembling a pony or some aspect of one.