[flong, flawng]

noun Printing.

the material of which a stereotype mold is made.

Origin of flong

1875–80; alteration of French flan flan
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British Dictionary definitions for flong



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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