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View synonyms for dong

dong

1

[ dawng, dong ]

noun

  1. a deep sound like that of a large bell.


dong

2

[ dawng, dong ]

noun

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

dong

3

[ dawng, dong ]

noun

, Slang: Vulgar.

dông

1

/ dɒŋ /

noun

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


dong

2

/ dɒŋ /

noun

  1. the deep reverberating sound of a large bell
  2. informal.
    a heavy blow
  3. See penis
    a slang word for penis

verb

  1. intr (of a bell) to make a deep reverberating sound
  2. informal.
    tr to strike or punch

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Word History and Origins

Origin of dong1

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

Origin of dong2

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

Origin of dong3

First recorded in 1890–95; origin uncertain

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Word History and Origins

Origin of dong1

from Vietnamese

Origin of dong2

C16: of imitative origin

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Example Sentences

On the southern side of the JSA, there is a village called Daeseong-dong (대성동).

On the northern side of the Joint Security Area between North and South Korea, there is a village called Kijong-dong (기정동).

Director Yoo Dong-hun and screenwriter Lee Jung-u were arrested for firebombing theaters.

I called it “ding-dong diplomacy”; Governor Richardson wisely pointed out that “basketball diplomacy” is better than none.

The Official Charts Company described Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead as "one of the most controversial chart contenders of all time".

No tedious ding-dong daily practice—just 20 brief, entertaining lessons, easily mastered.

Think of that: cradled innocence and angels' dreams and the whole of the hymn just before ding-dong-bang on noses and jaws!

Other deep toned bells joined in; they were tolling in solemn concert—ding, dong!

His voice seemed unusually loud and a trifle off key like the dong of a cracked bell.

In the old days, under Dong Ling's rule, there had been no gas stove.

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