[ flong, flawng ]
/ flɒŋ, flɔŋ /
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the material of which a stereotype mold is made.
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Origin of flong
1875–80; alteration of French flanflan
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British Dictionary definitions for flong
/ (flɒŋ) /
printing a material, usually pulped paper or cardboard, used for making moulds in stereotyping
journalism slang material that is not urgently topical
Word Origin for flong
C20: variant of flan
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