There are 2 definitions of tong in English:

tong1

Syllabification: tong
Pronunciation: /tôNG, täNG
 
/

noun

  • A Chinese association or secret society in the US, frequently associated with underworld criminal activity.
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    • The struggle for control of these illicit businesses also gave rise to frequent intrigues, violence, and political corruption and to sensational press coverage of the so-called tong wars.
    • I guess what I'm saying is we can complain all we want about the tong culture and how the rule of law can be a joke in this country, but we have to start somewhere if we want to fix things.

Origin

late 19th century: from Chinese (Cantonese dialect) t'ōng, literally 'meeting place'.

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Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skəʊʃ
noun
a small amount; a little

There are 2 definitions of tong in English:

tong2

Syllabification: tong
Pronunciation: /
 
tôNG/

verb

[with object]
  • Collect, lift, or handle (items such as logs or oysters) using tongs.

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Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skəʊʃ
noun
a small amount; a little