[pong, pawng]British Informal.
- an unpleasant smell; stink.
- to have a disagreeable smell; stink.
Origin of pong
First recorded in 1915–20; of obscure origin
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Examples from the Web for pong
The project began with Pong, followed by Space Invaders, Pole Position, and Tetris.Real-Life Mario Kart and Other Crazy YouTube Stunts
December 16, 2008
"Pong is as funny as his name, even if he is a Chinaman," laughed Stallings.
And, by the way, you boys haven't made the acquaintance of Pong, have you?
Pong, what are you going to give us out of the chuck wagon in the morning?
I had Pong get out the blankets for you, seeing that you have only your slickers with you.
He was interrupted by Pong Lee, who had returned to his chair.The Forest of Mystery
James H. Foster
- a disagreeable or offensive smell; stink
- (intr) to give off an unpleasant smell; stink
C20: perhaps from Romany pan to stink
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Word Origin and History for pong
by late 1960s as an abbreviation of ping-pong. The electronic arcade game (with capital P-) was released 1972.
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