[boong, boh-ong]
noun Australian Informal: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.
  1. a contemptuous term used to refer to a native of New Guinea.
  2. a contemptuous term used to refer to an Aborigine.

Origin of boong

First recorded in 1940–45; of obscure origin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for boong


  1. Australian taboo an Aborigine or Black person

Word Origin for boong

C20: perhaps of native Australian origin
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