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South African


  • 1chiefly • historical A young black male servant.
  • 1.1 offensive A black man.
  • 2 informal Used as a form of address to both men and women, expressing affection or exasperation: there are sharks out there, jong
  • 2.1A boyfriend or lover: he was my jong and I had a child by him


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  • Used to express surprise, pleasure, or anger, or to add emphasis to a statement: he’s nice, but jong is he strict!


Afrikaans, from earlier South African Dutch jongen 'lad'.

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