dong

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dɒŋ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɒŋ

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Vietnamese đồng, from Middle Chinese (duwng, copper) (compare Mandarin (tóng)), from Old Chinese (*lˁoŋ).

Noun[edit]

dong (plural dongs or dong)

  1. The currency of Vietnam, 100 xus. Symbol:
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Etymology 2[edit]

Origin unknown. Perhaps from The Dong with a Luminous Nose, an 1894 poem by Edward Lear about a mythical creature. Attested since the 1930s.

Noun[edit]

dong (plural dongs)

  1. (slang) A penis.
    • 1969, Philip Roth, Portnoy’s Complaint, page 18:
      Nevertheless, I was wholly incapable of keeping my paws from my dong once it started the climb up my belly.
    • 1983, "Penis Song" (from Monty Python's The Meaning of Life)
      Isn't it awfully nice to have a penis?
      Isn't it frightfully good to have a dong?
  2. (slang, by extension) A dildo, specifically a synthetic anatomical replica of the penis.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Onomatopoeic

Noun[edit]

dong (plural dongs)

  1. Onomatopoeia for the ringing sound made by a bell with a low pitch.
Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

dong (third-person singular simple present dongs, present participle donging, simple past and past participle donged)

  1. Of a bell: to make a low-pitched ringing sound.

Etymology 4[edit]

Korean 동(洞) (dong, neighborhood)

Noun[edit]

dong (plural dongs)

  1. A submunicipal administrative unit of a city in North or South Korea.

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Ambonese Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Syncope of dorang.

Pronoun[edit]

dong

  1. they

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch *dong, from Old Dutch *dunga, from Proto-Germanic *dungō. Cognate to English dung.

Noun[edit]

dong m (uncountable)

  1. (dated, dialectal, Northern) dung, manure
    Synonym: mest
Descendants[edit]
  • Negerhollands: doeng

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Vietnamese đồng.

Noun[edit]

dong m (plural dongs)

  1. dong, the currency of Vietnam

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

dong

  1. singular past indicative of dingen

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From an onomatopoeia + -g (frequentative verb-forming suffix).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

dong

  1. (intransitive, of an insect) to buzz, bumble, drone
  2. (intransitive, of a large hollow object) to boom, rumble, thunder (to make a dull, low-pitched, reverberating sound when hit)

Conjugation[edit]

or

Derived terms[edit]

(With verbal prefixes):

See also[edit]

  • đồng (currency of Vietnam)

References[edit]

  1. ^ dong in Zaicz, Gábor (ed.). Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN.  (See also its 2nd edition.)

Further reading[edit]

  • dong in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN
  • dong in Ittzés, Nóra (ed.). A magyar nyelv nagyszótára (’A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2006–2031 (work in progress; published A–ez as of 2021)

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

dong

  1. Nonstandard spelling of dōng.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of dǒng.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of dòng.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

dong

  1. Alternative form of donge

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

dong m (definite singular dongen, indefinite plural donger, definite plural dongene)

  1. (slang) condom

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

dong m (plural dongs)

  1. dong (currency of Vietnam)

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

dong

  1. drive, escort

Noun[edit]

(classifier cây) dong

  1. Phrynium placentarium

Westrobothnian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dyngj.

Noun[edit]

dong m (definite dongen)

  1. droppings, especially in a pen, especially sheep droppings mixed with straw residue, bedding and hay motes, which the sheep lie on in the sheep barn

Zou[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

dong

  1. (transitive) to solicit

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

dong

  1. (transitive) to intercept

Etymology 3[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

dóng

  1. (transitive) to hinder

Etymology 4[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

dòng

  1. (intransitive) to ask

References[edit]

  • Lukram Himmat Singh (2013) A Descriptive Grammar of Zou, Canchipur: Manipur University, page 63