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[muhng, mong] /mʌŋ, mɒŋ/
noun, Australian
mongrel, especially a mongrel dog.
Origin of mong
shortened form Unabridged
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  • mong knew that the Meander stage would leave for Comanche at eight in the morning, or two hours before the drawing began.

    Claim Number One George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  • I 'spect one of them missionaries 'mong the heathenish Greasers.

  • Then spake the noble monarch: / "Who is 'mong men of mine, That knoweth land and people / dwelling far by Rhine?"

  • They told me that old Norna's cave was 'mong these rocks, and yet I find it not.

    Comic Tragedies Louisa M. Alcott
  • Beggared of joy himself, Jack should yet be "as the eye of Taurus 'mong his fellows."

    The Little Colonel's Chum: Mary Ware Annie Fellows Johnston
  • He was confined to heavings and shruggin's and copious mong Jews!

    A Diversity of Creatures Rudyard Kipling
  • An' all 'long thet shore 'twas known es Frog Ferry 'mong the squirrel folks.'

    Eben Holden Irving Bacheller
  • When morning-time come, we go away from all these noisy peoples, we go 'mong the Egyptian peoples.

    Bella Donna Robert Hichens
  • Quarrellin' 'mong themselves now, mark you, beef bein' as scarce as diamonds in them hard times.

British Dictionary definitions for mong


(Austral, informal) short for mongrel


(Brit, slang) a stupid or foolish person
Word Origin
C20: a shortening of mongol
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Contemporary definitions for mong

a mongrel dog; by extension, an idiot

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Word Origin and History for mong

c.1200, shortened form of among.

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