[ boong, boh-ong ]
/ buŋ, ˈboʊ ɒŋ /
noun Australian Informal: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.
a contemptuous term used to refer to a native of New Guinea.
a contemptuous term used to refer to an Aboriginal inhabitant of Australia.
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Origin of boong
First recorded in 1940–45; of obscure origin
Words nearby boong
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British Dictionary definitions for boong
/ (buːŋ) /
Australian taboo an Aborigine or Black person
Word Origin for boong
C20: perhaps of native Australian origin
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