[pong, pawng]British Informal.
an unpleasant smell; stink.
verb (used without object)
to have a disagreeable smell; stink.
Origin of pong
First recorded in 1915–20; of obscure origin
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British Dictionary definitions for ponging
a disagreeable or offensive smell; stink
Derived Formspongy, adjective
(intr) to give off an unpleasant smell; stink
Word Origin for pong
C20: perhaps from Romany pan to stink
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Word Origin and History for ponging
by late 1960s as an abbreviation of ping-pong. The electronic arcade game (with capital P-) was released 1972.
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