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pong

[pong, pawng] /pɒŋ, pɔŋ/ British Informal.
noun
1.
an unpleasant smell; stink.
verb (used without object)
2.
to have a disagreeable smell; stink.
Origin of pong
1915-1920
1915-20; of obscure origin
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  • "Allee same likee this," answered pong hopping about in imitation of an animal running away.

    The Pony Rider Boys in Texas Frank Gee Patchin
  • And, by the way, you boys haven't made the acquaintance of pong, have you?

    The Pony Rider Boys in Texas Frank Gee Patchin
  • "Allee same likee this," chuckled pong, clasping his palms together and gleefully shaking hands with himself.

    The Pony Rider Boys in Texas Frank Gee Patchin
  • pong, what are you going to give us out of the chuck wagon in the morning?

    The Pony Rider Boys in Texas Frank Gee Patchin
  • pong, going through the motions of drawing a gun from his belt, and puffing out his cheeks, uttered an explosive "pouf!"

    The Pony Rider Boys in Texas Frank Gee Patchin
  • He was interrupted by pong Lee, who had returned to his chair.

    The Forest of Mystery James H. Foster
  • "There's that fool Chinaman," growled Stallings, observing the grinning face of pong peering from the tail of the wagon.

    The Pony Rider Boys in Texas Frank Gee Patchin
  • The meal was soon finished, pong having stood rubbing his palms, a happy smile on his face, during the time they were eating.

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  • Big-foot Sanders grunted and turned his back on the grinning face of pong.

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British Dictionary definitions for pong

pong

/pɒŋ/
noun
1.
a disagreeable or offensive smell; stink
verb
2.
(intransitive) to give off an unpleasant smell; stink
Derived Forms
pongy, adjective
Word Origin
C20: perhaps from Romany pan to stink
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Word Origin and History for pong
n.

by late 1960s as an abbreviation of ping-pong. The electronic arcade game (with capital P-) was released 1972.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for pong

pong 1

noun

A Chinese or a person of Chinese extraction (1906+ Australian)

pong 2

noun

A smell; a stink: when I catch that pong in the air

[1919+; origin unknown; perhaps fr Romany pan, ''stink'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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pong in Technology
games
A computer game invented in 1972 by Atari's Nolan Bushnell. The game is a minimalist rendering of table tennis. Each of the two players are represented as a white slab, controllable by a knob, which deflects a bouncing ball. The goal of the game is to "AVOID MISSING BALL FOR HIGH SCORE".
Yahoo (http://yahoo.com/Recreation/Games/Video_Games/Classic_Arcade_Games/Titles/Pong/).
(1997-11-23)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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