dong

1
[ dawng, dong ]
/ dɔŋ, dɒŋ /

noun

a deep sound like that of a large bell.

Nearby words

  1. doneness,
  2. doner kebab,
  3. donets,
  4. donets basin,
  5. donetsk,
  6. dong hai,
  7. dong quai,
  8. dong, pham van,
  9. donga,
  10. dongen

Origin of dong

1
1580–90; imitative; see ding-dong

dong

2
[ dawng, dong ]
/ dɔŋ, dɒŋ /

noun, plural dong.

the basic monetary unit of Vietnam, equal to 100 hao: replaced the southern piaster and the northern dong in 1978.

Origin of dong

2
From the Vietnamese word đông

dong

3
[ 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

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

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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Word Origin and History for dong

dong

n.

"penis," 1891, of unknown origin.

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