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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
1855-1860
1855-60; imitative
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British Dictionary definitions for bonging

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 bonging

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."

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Slang definitions & phrases for bonging

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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