parang

[ pahr-ahng ]
/ ˈpɑr ɑŋ /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. paranasal sinus,
  2. paranaíba,
  3. paraneoplasia,
  4. paraneoplastic syndrome,
  5. paranephros,
  6. paranoia,
  7. paranoiac,
  8. paranoid,
  9. paranoid personality,
  10. paranoid schizophrenia

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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