mong

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See also: möng, móng, mống, mỗng, mỏng, 'mong, and Mong.

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English mong, monge, mang, from Old English ġemong, ġemang (a mixture, mingling, throng, crowd, company) (whence Modern English among), from Proto-Germanic *mangą (mix). Compare Proto-Germanic *mangijaną (to knead, mix).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: mŭng, IPA(key): /ˈmʌŋ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʌŋ

Noun[edit]

mong (plural mongs)

  1. (dialect) A mingling, mixture, or crowd.[1]
  2. (dialect) A muddle or confusion.

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Contraction of mongrel.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mong (plural mongs)

  1. (Australia, slang) A mongrel dog.[2]
    • 1965, Brian James, The Big Burn: Short Stories[2], 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.

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Noun[edit]

mong (plural mongs)

  1. (dated, offensive, derogatory, Britain, slang) A person with Down's syndrome.
  2. (derogatory, Britain, slang) A stupid person.

Etymology 4[edit]

Clipping of among.[3]

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

mong

  1. (obsolete) Alternative form of 'mong.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chambers Twentieth Century Dictionary
  2. ^ “Australia Decoded 'M-5'”, in Joyzine[1], accessed 2009-03-05
  3. ^ mong” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.

Dutch[edit]

Noun[edit]

mong m (plural mongs)

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

Malay[edit]

Noun[edit]

mong

  1. gong

Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (to expect, SV: vọng). Compare Thai มอง (mɔɔng).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

mong

  1. to hope, to expect, to wish for something

Derived terms[edit]

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