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nong

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noun Australian and New Zealand Informal.

a foolish, incompetent person.

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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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nong
/ (nɒŋ) /

noun

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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