nong

[nong] /nɒŋ/
noun, Australian and New Zealand Informal.
1.
a foolish, incompetent person.
Origin
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
British Dictionary definitions for nong
nong (nɒŋ)
 
n
slang (Austral) a stupid or incompetent person
 
[C19: perhaps alteration of obsolete English dialect nigmenog silly fellow, of unknown origin]

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