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jong

Pronunciation: /jɒŋ/

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South African

noun

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

exclamation

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

Origin

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

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