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Etymology 1

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Borrowed from Vietnamese đồng, from Middle Chinese (duŋ, copper), from Old Chinese (*doːŋ). Cognate with Mandarin (tóng, copper).

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Noun

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dong (plural dong or dongs)

  1. The currency of Vietnam, 100 xus. Symbol:
  2. (historical) The currency of South Vietnam, 100 xus. Symbol: Đ.
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Etymology 2

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Unknown. Perhaps from The Dong with a Luminous Nose, an 1894 poem by Edward Lear about a mythical creature. Attested since the 1930s.

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dong (plural dongs)

  1. (slang) The penis.
    • 1955, J P Donleavy, The Ginger Man, published 1955 (France), page 344:
      "That American girl was after you too, wasn't she?"
      "She didn't mean anything she said. She was just after your dong. But it's mine."
      "For sure, Mary."
    • 1969, Philip Roth, Portnoy’s Complaint, page 18:
      Nevertheless, I was wholly incapable of keeping my paws from my dong once it started the climb up my belly.
    • 1983, “Penis Song”, in Monty Python's The Meaning of Life:
      Isn't it awfully nice to have a penis?
      Isn't it frightfully good to have a dong?
  2. (slang, by extension) A dildo, specifically a synthetic anatomical replica of the penis.
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Etymology 3

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Onomatopoeic

Noun

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dong (plural dongs)

  1. A low-pitched, metallic ringing sound.
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Verb

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dong (third-person singular simple present dongs, present participle donging, simple past and past participle donged)

  1. To make a low-pitched, metallic ringing sound.

Etymology 4

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Korean 동(洞) (dong, neighborhood)

Noun

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dong (plural dongs)

  1. A submunicipal administrative unit of a city in North or South Korea.

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Ambonese Malay

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Etymology

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Syncope of dorang.

Pronoun

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dong

  1. they

References

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  • D. Takaria, C. Pieter (1998) Kamus Bahasa Melayu Ambon-Indonesia[1], Pusat Pembinaan dan Pengembangan Bahasa

Dutch

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Etymology 1

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From Middle Dutch *dong, from Old Dutch *dunga, from Proto-Germanic *dungō. Cognate to English dung.

Noun

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dong m (uncountable)

  1. (dated, dialectal, Northern) dung, manure
    Synonym: mest
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  • Negerhollands: doeng

Etymology 2

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Borrowed from Vietnamese đồng.

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dong m (plural dongs)

  1. dong, the currency of Vietnam

Etymology 3

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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

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dong

  1. singular past indicative of dingen

Hungarian

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Etymology 1

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From an onomatopoeia + -g (frequentative verb-forming suffix).[1]

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dong

  1. (intransitive, of an insect) to buzz, bumble, drone
  2. (intransitive, of a large hollow object) to boom, rumble, thunder (to make a dull, low-pitched, reverberating sound when hit)
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or

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(With verbal prefixes):

Etymology 2

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See đồng.

Noun

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dong

  1. Nonstandard form of đồng (dong, the currency of Vietnam; usually used by thousands or higher denominations).[2]
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Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative dong dongok
accusative dongot dongokat
dative dongnak dongoknak
instrumental donggal dongokkal
causal-final dongért dongokért
translative donggá dongokká
terminative dongig dongokig
essive-formal dongként dongokként
essive-modal
inessive dongban dongokban
superessive dongon dongokon
adessive dongnál dongoknál
illative dongba dongokba
sublative dongra dongokra
allative donghoz dongokhoz
elative dongból dongokból
delative dongról dongokról
ablative dongtól dongoktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
dongé dongoké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
dongéi dongokéi
Possessive forms of dong
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. dongom dongjaim
2nd person sing. dongod dongjaid
3rd person sing. dongja dongjai
1st person plural dongunk dongjaink
2nd person plural dongotok dongjaitok
3rd person plural dongjuk dongjaik

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  1. ^ dong in Zaicz, Gábor (ed.). Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (‘Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN.  (See also its 2nd edition.)
  2. ^ Section 212 in A magyar helyesírás szabályai, 12. kiadás (’The Rules of Hungarian Orthography, 12th edition’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2015. →ISBN

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  • dong in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN
  • dong in Ittzés, Nóra (ed.). A magyar nyelv nagyszótára (‘A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2006–2031 (work in progress; published A–ez as of 2024)

Indonesian

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Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

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From Betawi [Term?], from Dutch dong, dingen (to solicit), from Middle Dutch dingen (to convene, to plead), from Old Dutch *thingon, from Proto-Germanic *þingōną.

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dong

  1. (colloquial) please: used to make a polite request
    Harga Bensin Pertalite Jangan Naik Dong.Please, don't raise the Pertalite Petrol Price.
  2. (colloquial) indicates a strong command
  3. (colloquial) indicates discord between words and actions

Etymology 2

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Borrowed from Vietnamese đồng, from Middle Chinese (duŋ, copper), from Old Chinese (*doːŋ). Cognate with Mandarin (tóng, copper).

Noun

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dong (first-person possessive dongku, second-person possessive dongmu, third-person possessive dongnya)

  1. The currency of Vietnam, 100 xus. Symbol:

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Jamaican Creole

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Etymology

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Derived from English down. Compare Belizean Creole dong.

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dong

  1. down
    • 2012, Di Jamiekan Nyuu Testiment, Edinburgh: DJB, published 2012, →ISBN, Aks 7:15:
      So Jiekob imself go dong a Iijip, an im an wi faada faada dem liv dong de til dem ded.
      So Jacob went down to Egypt where he and our fathers lived til they died.

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dong

  1. Nonstandard spelling of dōng.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of dǒng.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of dòng.

Usage notes

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  • Transcriptions of Mandarin into the Latin script often do not distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without indication of tone.

Middle English

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Noun

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dong

  1. Alternative form of donge (dung)

Norwegian Bokmål

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Etymology

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Shortened form of kordong, itself possibly a mishearing of kondom

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dong m (definite singular dongen, indefinite plural donger, definite plural dongene)

  1. (slang) condom

Portuguese

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  • Hyphenation: dong

Noun

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dong m (plural dongs)

  1. dong (currency of Vietnam)

Romanian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from French dong.

Noun

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dong m (plural dongi)

  1. dong (currency)

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References

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  • dong in Academia Română, Micul dicționar academic, ediția a II-a, Bucharest: Univers Enciclopedic, 2010. →ISBN

Spanish

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Noun

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dong m (plural dongs)

  1. dong (currency)

Vietnamese

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Etymology 1

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Verb

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dong (𢫝)

  1. to drive; to escort

Etymology 2

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Attested as deaong in the Flora Cochinchinensis (1790, "Flora of Cochinchina").

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(classifier cây) dong ()

  1. Phrynium placentarium

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dong

  1. (transitive) to solicit

Etymology 2

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dong

  1. (transitive) to intercept

Etymology 3

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dóng

  1. (transitive) to hinder

Etymology 4

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dòng

  1. (intransitive) to ask

References

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  • Lukram Himmat Singh (2013) A Descriptive Grammar of Zou, Canchipur: Manipur University, page 63