dong

1
[ dawng, dong ]
/ dɔŋ, dɒŋ /

noun

a deep sound like that of a large bell.

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Origin of dong

1
1580–90; imitative; see ding-dong

Definition for dong (2 of 3)

dong2
[ dawng, dong ]
/ dɔŋ, dɒŋ /

noun, plural dong.

the basic monetary unit of Vietnam: replaced the southern piaster and the northern dong in 1978.

Origin of dong

2
First recorded in 1820–25; from Vietnamese đồng “copper”

Definition for dong (3 of 3)

dong3
[ dawng, dong ]
/ dɔŋ, dɒŋ /

noun Slang: Vulgar.

Origin of dong

3
An Americanism dating back to 1915–20; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for dong (1 of 2)

dong
/ (dɒŋ) /

noun

the deep reverberating sound of a large bell
Australian and NZ informal a heavy blow
a slang word for penis

verb

(intr) (of a bell) to make a deep reverberating sound
(tr) Australian and NZ informal to strike or punch

Word Origin for dong

C16: of imitative origin

British Dictionary definitions for dong (2 of 2)

dông
/ (dɒŋ) /

noun

the standard monetary unit of Vietnam, divided into 10 hào or 100 xu

Word Origin for dông

from Vietnamese
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