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bong

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[ bong, bawng ]
/ bɒŋ, bɔŋ /
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noun
a dull, resonant sound, as of a large bell.
verb (used without object)
to produce this sound: The church bell bonged promptly at noon.
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Origin of bong

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First recorded in 1855–60; imitative

Other definitions for bong (2 of 2)

bong2
[ bong, bawng ]
/ bɒŋ, bɔŋ /

noun
a water pipe for smoking marijuana or other drugs. Similar in function to a hookah, a bong has a heated bowl, water reservoir, and a tube with a mouthpiece.

Origin of bong

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First recorded in 1970–75; from Thai bong, baung “bamboo tube”
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British Dictionary definitions for bong (1 of 2)

bong1
/ (bɒŋ) /

noun
a deep reverberating sound, as of a large bell
verb (intr)
to make a deep reverberating sound

Word Origin for bong

C20: of imitative origin

British Dictionary definitions for bong (2 of 2)

bong2
/ (bɒŋ) /

noun
a type of water pipe for smoking marijuana, crack, etc

Word Origin for bong

C20: of unknown origin
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