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pongo

/ˈpɒŋɡəʊ/
noun (pl) -gos
1.
an anthropoid ape, esp an orang-utan or (formerly) a gorilla
2.
(military, slang) a soldier or marine
Word Origin
C17: from Kongo mpongo
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Pongo

n.

ape genus, 1620s, from Kongo mpongi.

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