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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /dɒŋ/
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  • Rhymes: -ɒŋ

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Vietnamese đồng, from Middle Chinese (duwng, copper) (compare Mandarin (tóng)), from Old Chinese (*lˁoŋ).

NounEdit

dong (plural dongs or dong)

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

Etymology 2Edit

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

NounEdit

dong (plural dongs)

  1. (slang) A penis.
    • 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" (from 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.
SynonymsEdit
Related termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Onomatopoeic

NounEdit

dong (plural dongs)

  1. Onomatopoeia for the ringing sound made by a bell with a low pitch.
TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

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

  1. Of a bell: to make a low-pitched ringing sound.

Etymology 4Edit

Korean (dong, neighborhood)

NounEdit

dong (plural dongs)

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

AnagramsEdit


Ambonese MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

Syncope of dorang.

PronounEdit

dong

  1. they

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

dong m (uncountable)

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

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Vietnamese đồng.

NounEdit

dong m (plural dongs)

  1. dong, the currency of Vietnam

Etymology 3Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

dong

  1. singular past indicative of dingen

HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

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)

ConjugationEdit

or

Derived termsEdit

(With verbal prefixes):

See alsoEdit

  • đồng (currency of Vietnam)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Zaicz, Gábor. Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN

Further readingEdit

  • dong in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.
  • dong in Ittzés, Nóra (ed.). A magyar nyelv nagyszótára (’A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2006–2031 (work in progress)

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

dong

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

Usage notesEdit

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

dong

  1. Alternative form of donge

Norwegian BokmålEdit

NounEdit

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

  1. (slang) condom

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

dong m (plural dongs)

  1. dong (currency of Vietnam)

VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

dong

  1. drive, escort

NounEdit

(classifier cây) dong

  1. Phrynium placentarium

WestrobothnianEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From dyngj.

NounEdit

dong m (definite dongen)

  1. droppings, especially in a pen, especially sheep droppings mixed with straw residue, bedding and hay motes, which the sheep lie on in the sheep barn

ZouEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

dong

  1. (transitive) to solicit

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

dong

  1. (transitive) to intercept

Etymology 3Edit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

dóng

  1. (transitive) to hinder

Etymology 4Edit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

dòng

  1. (intransitive) to ask

ReferencesEdit

  • Yashawanta Singh; Lukram Himmat (2013) Zou Phonology[1], Canchipur: Manipur University, page 16