barong

[ bah-rawng, -rong, buh- ]
/ bɑˈrɔŋ, -ˈrɒŋ, bə- /

noun

a large, broad-bladed knife or cleaver used by the Moros.

QUIZZES

DON’T VACILLATE! VANQUISH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

It’d be a real faux pas to miss this quiz on the words from August 3–9, 2020!
Question 1 of 7
What does “vacillate” mean?

Origin of barong

First recorded in 1840–50; apparently Philippine variant of parang
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for barong

  • Rick saw him lift a pirate bodily, pluck the barong from his hand, and throw him against two other pirates.

    The Pirates of Shan|Harold Leland Goodwin
  • But he could see enough to know that the pirate carried a rifle and had a barong tucked into his belt.

    The Pirates of Shan|Harold Leland Goodwin
  • A Moro kris was crossed with a barong, and both weapons dripped blood.

    The Pirates of Shan|Harold Leland Goodwin

British Dictionary definitions for barong

barong
/ (bæˈrɒŋ) /

noun

a broad-bladed cleaver-like knife used in the Philippines

Word Origin for barong

from Moro; see parang
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012