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mongo1

or mongoe

[mong-goh] /ˈmɒŋ goʊ/
noun, plural mongos.
1.

mongo2

[mong-goh] /ˈmɒŋ goʊ/
noun, plural mongo, mongos.
1.
an aluminum coin and monetary unit of the Mongolian People's Republic, the 100th part of a tugrik.
Origin of mongo2
modern Mongolian
< modern Mongolian möngö literally, silver, money

Mongo

[mong-goh] /ˈmɒŋ goʊ/
noun
1.
a member of any of various agricultural peoples of the central Democratic Republic of the Congo.
2.
the Bantu language of the Mongo peoples.
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Examples from the Web for mongo
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  • Under my window I have two big jars,—one full of mongo,3 the other of very fine sand.

    Filipino Popular Tales Dean S. Fansler
  • I was a close watcher of mongo John whenever he engaged in the purchase of slaves.

    Captain Canot Brantz Mayer
  • They simply went like the wind, but the chief race of all was between one bird named Sandy and one named mongo.

    Daddy's Bedtime Bird Stories Mary Graham Bonner
  • Still, the results of this denial did not affect the mongo personally and alone.

    Captain Canot Brantz Mayer
  • Cursing and maltreating a Fullah chief and a white mongo; 3.

    Captain Canot Brantz Mayer
  • He bade me be wary of the mongo, who in his presence had threatened my life.

    Captain Canot Brantz Mayer
  • When I was sufficiently recovered to attend to business, mongo John desired me to resume my position in his employment.

    Captain Canot Brantz Mayer
  • The mixture of sand and mongo, in our story, is not a very happy conception.

    Filipino Popular Tales Dean S. Fansler
  • Next day forty more were despatched by the mongo; but still my liberty was denied.

    Captain Canot Brantz Mayer
British Dictionary definitions for mongo

mongo

/ˈmɒŋɡəʊ/
noun
1.
a variant of mungo

möngö

/ˈmɒŋɡəʊ/
noun (pl) -gos, -goes
1.
a Mongolian monetary unit worth one hundredth of a tugrik
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Slang definitions & phrases for mongo

mondo

adjective

Very large or very much; humongous, important: She had a lot of things on her desk top, including a mondo-size slo-mo printer/ I've got a mongo bruise on my leg from field hockey/ You'd think it took some kind of miracle, or some mondo engineering breakthrough

adverb

Very; totally; fully, way: Your dad is mondo cool!/ mondo fun at the beach

[1979+; fr Italian mondo, ''world''; the mongo variant is probably just imitative]

mongo

noun

Something valuable found in an abandoned building, a trash bin, etc

Related Terms

mondo

[1979+; origin unknown]

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