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[flong, flawng]
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noun Printing.
  1. the material of which a stereotype mold is made.
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Origin of flong

1875–80; alteration of French flan flan
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British Dictionary definitions for flong


  1. printing a material, usually pulped paper or cardboard, used for making moulds in stereotyping
  2. journalism slang material that is not urgently topical
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Word Origin

C20: variant of flan
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