noun Australian and New Zealand Informal.
a foolish, incompetent person.
Origin of nong
1940–45; probably by shortening of Australian and earlier British slang ning-nong, ning-nang fool, perhaps expressive variants of earlier nigmenog fool, of obscure origin
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Historical Examples of nong
It is formed by ong or nong—frequent terminations in geographical names.
It was really not long before she understood much more than "wee and nong" when she was present at a business interview.T. Tembarom
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Australian slang a stupid or incompetent person
Word Origin for nong
C19: perhaps alteration of obsolete English dialect nigmenog silly fellow, of unknown origin
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