pony up

[ poh-nee ]SEE DEFINITION OF pony up

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PONY UP

Regardless of hoof marks, Slade spurred his pony up the foot ledges.

"The corporation must pony up," he insisted, with the mayor.

Their folks had to pony up a pretty penny, too, for the lumber and for the cows.

In her relief, she laughed softly as she pulled her pony up side of him.

He took the children out and drove the pony up to the stable.

"I am thankful, Abba," she replied, urging her pony up to his side.

Tony and I will find the cave, and youve got to pony up the first supply of grub.

Georgiana wants to pony up like a brick and keep the whole lot!

“You may call me whatever you choose,” she answered, drawing the pony up where they were to dismount.

Tad jerked his pony up sharply and slowly rode back to where his victim was desperately struggling to free himself.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, powny, from Scottish, apparently from obsolete French poulenet "little foal" (mid-15c.), diminutive of Old French poulain "foal," from Late Latin pullanus "young of an animal," from Latin pullus "young of a horse, fowl, etc." (see foal (n.)) [Skeat's suggestion, still accepted].

German, sensibly, indicates this animal by attaching a diminutive suffix to its word for "horse," which might yield Modern English *horslet. Modern French poney is a 19c. borrowing from English. Meaning "crib of a text as a cheating aid" (1827) and "small liquor glass" (1849) both are from notion of "smallness" (the former also "something one rides"). As the name of a popular dance, it dates from 1963. The U.S. Pony Express began 1860 (and operated about 18 months before being superseded by the transcontinental telegraph). The figurative one-trick pony is 1897, American English, in reference to circus acts.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PONY UP

supply

verbfurnish, provide, give a resource
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