bong

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

Noun[edit]

bong (plural bongs)

  1. (slang) The clang of a large bell.
    • 1989, Malcolm Lynch, The kid from Angel Meadow (page 152)
      An argument began as to whether the trap door would open on the first bong of eight or the eighth bong of eight. A man said he'd been told on the wireless that it was the first bong of Big Ben in London which told the time, []
  2. (slang) Doorbell chimes. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
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Verb[edit]

bong (third-person singular simple present bongs, present participle bonging, simple past and past participle bonged)

  1. (slang) To pull a bell.
  2. (slang) To ring a doorbell.

Etymology 2[edit]

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From Thai บ้อง (bɔ̂ng, a marijuana pipe).

Noun[edit]

bong (plural bongs)

  1. A vessel, usually made of glass or ceramic and filled with water, used in smoking various substances; especially marijuana or pot.
  2. An act of smoking one serving of drugs from a bong.
    • 2008, Christos Tsiolkas, The Slap, London: Atlantic Books, page 115:
      Harry had a bong after his swim and then sprawled on the couch watching music videos.
  3. A device for rapidly consuming beer, usually consisting of a funnel or reservoir of beer and a length of tubing.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

bong (plural bongs)

  1. A very wide piton.

Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

bong (plural bongs)

  1. Alternative spelling of bung (purse)

Etymology 5[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

bong (plural bongs)

  1. (ethnic slur) An Australian Aboriginal person.

Gilbertese[edit]

Noun[edit]

bong (plural boong)

  1. Nighttime.
  2. Dark.
  3. A day of 24 hours.

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Min Nan (bōng, “grave, tomb”).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈbɔŋ]
  • Hyphenation: bong

Noun[edit]

bong

  1. Chinese graveyard.
  2. (Aceh) familial graveyard.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Javanese bong.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈbɔŋ]
  • Hyphenation: bong

Noun[edit]

bong

  1. traditional circumcising person.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Thai บ้อง (bɔ̂ng, cylinder, pipe, tube).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈbɔŋ]
  • Hyphenation: bong

Noun[edit]

bong

  1. vessel for smoking drug.

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Palauan[edit]

Noun[edit]

bong

  1. drainage ditch surrounding taro patch

Saterland Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Dutch bang.

Adjective[edit]

bong

  1. fearful; afraid

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Vietnamese[edit]

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bong

  1. to be peeled off, to be flaked off

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Zou[edit]

Noun[edit]

bong

  1. cow

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