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bong1

[bong, bawng] /bɒŋ, bɔŋ/
noun
1.
a dull, resonant sound, as of a large bell.
verb (used without object)
2.
to produce this sound:
The church bell bonged promptly at noon.
Origin of bong1
1855-1860
1855-60; imitative

bong2

[bong, bawng] /bɒŋ, bɔŋ/
noun
1.
a type of hookah or water pipe for smoking marijuana or other drugs.
Origin
of uncertain origin
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  • "Shut up, bong," said Sir Harry, and then we screamed at the witticism for three hours.

  • With sure instinct, bong turned tail and fled with his young charges away across the grassland.

    Kings in Exile Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts
  • Moreover, thanks to bong's timely alarm, every one had got out of the way in good season.

    Children's Literature Charles Madison Curry
  • And so, if you will send the face value as soon as possible, I will say bong jaw, messue.

    A Guest at the Ludlow and Other Stories Edgar Wilson (Bill) Nye
  • It was also usual and much appreciated to make him express himself in French: bong shure, musseur.

    The Duel A. I. Kuprin
  • With startled alacrity bong withdrew his trunk, but just in time to save it from being mangled.

    Kings in Exile Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts
British Dictionary definitions for bong

bong1

/bɒŋ/
noun
1.
a deep reverberating sound, as of a large bell
verb (intransitive)
2.
to make a deep reverberating sound
Word Origin
C20: of imitative origin

bong2

/bɒŋ/
noun
1.
a type of water pipe for smoking marijuana, crack, etc
Word Origin
C20: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for bong
n.

"water pipe for marijuana," 1960s, U.S. slang, said to have been introduced by Vietnam War veterans, said to be from Thai baung, literally "cylindrical wooden tube."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for bong

bong

noun

A water pipe for smoking narcotics •Said to have been introduced by returning Vietnam veterans: the array of glass and plastic water pipes or bongs (1960s+ Narcotics)

verb

  1. To smoke marijuana using a water pipe (1960s+ Teenagers)
  2. To drink beer from a keg through a hose (1980s+ Teenagers)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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