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nong

[nong] /nɒŋ/
noun, Australian and New Zealand Informal.
1.
a foolish, incompetent person.
Origin
British slang
1940-1945
1940-45; probably by shortening of Australian and earlier British slang ning-nong, ning-nang fool, perhaps expressive variants of earlier nigmenog fool, of obscure origin
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British Dictionary definitions for nong

nong

/nɒŋ/
noun
1.
(Austral, slang) a stupid or incompetent person
Word Origin
C19: perhaps alteration of obsolete English dialect nigmenog silly fellow, of unknown origin
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