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tongman

[ tawng-muhn, tong- ]
/ ˈtɔŋ mən, ˈtɒŋ- /
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noun, plural tong·men.
a member of a Chinese tong.
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Origin of tongman

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; tong2 + man
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