mong

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See also: ’mong, móng, mống, mỏng, and Mong.

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English gemong (mingling) (whence Modern English among), from Proto-Germanic *mang- (mix).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mong (plural mongs)

  1. (dialect) A mixture, a crowd.[2]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Contraction of mongrel.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mong (plural mongs)

  1. (Australian slang) A mongrel dog.[3]
    • 1965, Brian James, The Big Burn: Short Stories, page 40,
      Some blue cattle-dogs and a small pack of mongs barked excitedly, and danced round, and wished they knew what to do in such an unheard-of situation; and no doubt dreamed for days after of what they had done to distinguish themselves.

Etymology 3[edit]

Contraction of Mongol or mongoloid.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mong (plural mongs)

  1. (offensive, pejorative, UK, slang) Shortened version of mongoloid, a person with Down's syndrome

Etymology 4[edit]

Shortened from among

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

mong

  1. (obsolete) a variant spelling of ’mong

References[edit]

  1. ^ mong” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).
  2. ^ Chambers Twentieth Century Dictionary
  3. ^ "Australia Decoded 'M-5'", Joyzine. URL accessed on 2009-03-05.

Dutch[edit]

Noun[edit]

mong m (plural mongs)

  1. (slang) mong, shortened version of mongool.

Malay[edit]

Noun[edit]

mong

  1. gong