There are 2 definitions of dong in English:

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Pronunciation: /dɒŋ
 
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verb

  • 1 [no object] (Of a bell) make a deep, resonant sound: cows with bells about their necks which donged as they moved
  • 2 [with object] Australian /NZ informal Hit or punch (someone): the publican gives young Annie Lang a pat on the bottom but she dongs him a beauty
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    • ‘In your dreams’ she stated superiorly and picked up the pillow, donging him over the head with it.
    • She shouted and she donged him on the head.
    • I realised I had actually made it when, a few weeks back, I was donged on the head by a film crew's sound man as it was chasing me down the corridor.

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  • 1The deep, resonant sound of a large bell.
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    • Annabelle finished the sonnet with one soft rippling sound on the higher notes and then a single dong of two of the lowest.
    • He suddenly awoke when he heard 3 dongs of the town's bell that meant trouble.
    • We lay for a while before starting breakfast, warm in our bags, savouring the view and at the same time listening to the donging reverberations of a bellbird calling his good-morning song.
  • 2Australian /NZ A blow; a punch.
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    • Or what about his three-run dong against Atlanta earlier this year in a crucial game for first place?
  • 3 vulgar slang A man’s penis.

Origin

late 16th century: imitative.

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There are 2 definitions of dong in English:

dong2

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Pronunciation: /dɒŋ
 
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noun

  • The basic monetary unit of Vietnam, equal to 100 xu.
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    • For example, in Vietnam, $1 equals 15,700 dong.
    • According to the report, he said the project will cost about 82 billion dong (5.85 million dollars) and will be covered by the budgets of the central and local governments.
    • In December, Vietnam will host the 22nd version of the South-East Asian Games, which is exacted to cost Vietnam about 411 billion dong.

Origin

from Vietnamese dông 'coin'.

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