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British Dictionary definitions for wonga


  1. British informal money
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Word Origin

C20: possibly from Romany wongar coal
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Historical Examples

  • A large flight of Wonga Wonga pigeons were feeding on the seeds of various species of Acacia; we shot two of them.

    Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia

    Ludwig Leichhardt