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campong

[kahm-pawng, -pong, kahm-pawng, -pong]
noun
  1. kampong.
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kampong

or cam·pong

[kahm-pawng, -pong, kahm-pawng, -pong]
noun
  1. a small village or community of houses in Malay-speaking lands.
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Origin of kampong

1835–45; < Malay kampung, kampong grouping or gathering together, especially a village; cf. compound2
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Historical Examples

  • Drawing the poles after him, he dropped them one by one to the ground outside the campong.

    The Monster Men

    Edgar Rice Burroughs

  • Von Horn was quite sure now that Virginia Maxon was not within the campong.

    The Monster Men

    Edgar Rice Burroughs

  • The two men who completed the prau's crew followed him into that magnate's campong.

  • Is there not one torch in rich Lakamba's campong to light a guest on his landing?

  • On one occasion, after we had been talking to him late in his campong, he jumped up.

    Tales of Unrest

    Joseph Conrad


British Dictionary definitions for campong

kampong

noun
  1. (in Malaysia) a village
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Word Origin

C19: from Malay
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