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dong

1
[ dawng, dong ]
/ dɔŋ, dɒŋ /
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noun
a deep sound like that of a large bell.
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Origin of dong

1
First recorded in 1880–90; imitative; see ding-dong

Other definitions 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”

Other definitions for dong (3 of 3)

dong3
[ dawng, dong ]
/ dɔŋ, dɒŋ /

noun Slang: Vulgar.

Origin of dong

3
First recorded in 1890–95; 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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