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dong1

[dawng, dong] /dɔŋ, dɒŋ/
noun
1.
a deep sound like that of a large bell.
Origin of dong1
1580-1590
1580-90; imitative; see ding-dong

dong2

[dawng, dong] /dɔŋ, dɒŋ/
noun, plural dong.
1.
the basic monetary unit of Vietnam, equal to 100 hao: replaced the southern piaster and the northern dong in 1978.
Origin
< Vietnamese đông

dong3

[dawng, dong] /dɔŋ, dɒŋ/
noun, Slang: Vulgar.
1.
Origin
1915-20, Americanism; origin uncertain
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  • Of course everything will be all right—there's a girl coming, even if dong Ling is going.

    Miss Billy Married Eleanor H. Porter
  • We must keep far away from them, and if your people take dong we can then join them if we like.

    Rujub, the Juggler G. A. Henty
  • I can see the bell move to and fro, and for an instant seem to hear the ding, dong; but it is gone before I can identify it.

    Power of Mental Imagery Warren Hilton
  • In the old days, under dong Ling's rule, there had been no gas stove.

    Miss Billy Married Eleanor H. Porter
  • Every time the wave went up it said, “ding” and every time the wave went down it said, “dong.”

    Here and Now Story Book Lucy Sprague Mitchell
  • Then they turned the other two tiers all upon him, and at it both sides went ding, dong, till the guns were too hot to be worked.

    White Lies Charles Reade
  • dong Ling disapproved of "devil stoves" that had "no coalee, no woodee, but burned like hellee."

    Miss Billy Married Eleanor H. Porter
  • His voice seemed unusually loud and a trifle off key like the dong of a cracked bell.

    Mystery Wings Roy J. Snell
  • Let all your clappers ding, dong, ding!Nor-bury him without his due, He was himself a Toler too!

    The Punster's Pocket-book Charles Molloy Westmacott
British Dictionary definitions for dong

dong

/dɒŋ/
noun
1.
the deep reverberating sound of a large bell
2.
(Austral & NZ, informal) a heavy blow
3.
a slang word for penis
verb
4.
(intransitive) (of a bell) to make a deep reverberating sound
5.
(transitive) (Austral & NZ, informal) to strike or punch
Word Origin
C16: of imitative origin

dông

/dɒŋ/
noun
1.
the standard monetary unit of Vietnam, divided into 10 hào or 100 xu
Word Origin
from Vietnamese
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Word Origin and History for dong
n.

"penis," 1891, of unknown origin.

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Slang definitions & phrases for dong

dong

noun

The penis

Related Terms

flong one's dong, pull one's pud

[1891+; origin unknown; possibly fr ding-dong fr dingus, a euphemism for the unnamable thing; perhaps echoic to suggest striking; compare wang]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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