parang

[ pahr-ahng ]
/ ˈpɑr ɑŋ /

noun

a large, heavy knife used as a tool or a weapon in Malaysia and Indonesia.

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Origin of parang

Borrowed into English from Malay around 1850–55
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British Dictionary definitions for parang

parang
/ (ˈpɑːræŋ) /

noun

a short stout straight-edged knife used by the Dyaks of Borneo

Word Origin for parang

C19: from Malay
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