Definition of Pony up

1. Verb. Give reluctantly. "He coughed up some money for his children's tuition"

Exact synonyms: Cough Up, Spit Up
Generic synonyms: Give



Definition of Pony up

1. Verb. (transitive idiomatic) To pay (usually a bill, debt or due). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pony Up

pontons
pontoon
pontoon bridge
pontoon plane
pontooned
pontooning
pontoons
ponts
ponty
pony-trekking
pony cart
pony express
pony in the barn
pony keg
pony up (current term)
ponyboy
ponyboys
ponycart
ponygirl
ponygirls
ponying
ponying up
ponyless
ponylike
ponyskin
ponyskins
ponytail
ponytailed
ponytails

Literary usage of Pony up

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1. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1902)
"We hadn't no rich pariente to pony up the tin, So we went unto the Provost, ... General Rice is a bachelor of expensive habits . . . you must pony up and ..."

2. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"pony up. To pay up in cash. 1824 Every man swore that he had ponied up his ... 1872 She reasoned that they'd pony up with the [borrowed] sugar, &c. ..."

3. Dictionary of Americanisms. by John Russell Bartlett (1877)
"A vulgar phrase, meaning to pay over money. Ex.: " Come, Mr. Brown, pony up that account; " that is, pay over the money. Grose gives a phrase similar to it, ..."

4. Famous Battles by Land and Sea edited by John Davis Long (1902)
"But he rode on a little pony up and down the ranks of his army, putting his men in order, and carried in his hand a sort of battle-axe KING ..."

5. The Market for Souls by Elizabeth Goodnow (1910)
"The woman told him what it was, and told him if he didn't pony up good and fine, she'd make him trouble. She'd talk. She'd get the reporters after him, ..."

6. Riding by Robert Weir, J. Moray Brown (1891)
"This course of training may be varied by taking the pony up and down the 'bending' ... Then begin by cantering your pony up one side and down the other ..."

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