There are 3 definitions of bong in English:

bong1

Syllabification: bong
Pronunciation: /bäNG
 
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noun

  • A low-pitched, resonant sound such as made by a large bell: the clock had struck the hour, and it was only three bongs
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    • The grandfather clock in the corner struck eleven o'clock and let out a deep bong sound.
    • Those who have to listen to the bongs and chimes of All Through the Night all through the night have had enough.
    • Depending on which band you are listening to, pan music can be raucous and noisy, a riotous volley of plinks, clangs and bongs, or it can be like notes on velvet.

verb

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  • (Especially of a bell) emit a low-pitched, resonant sound.
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    • Several eyes looked at the clock, its trusty chimes bonged 3: 00.
    • Still, the prototype was completed by New Year’s Eve 1999, when it bonged twice at midnight.
    • It bonged on the hour and needed to be wound up with a special key.

Origin

1920s (originally US): imitative.

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Pronunciation: māj
noun
a magician or learned person

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bong2

Syllabification: bong
Pronunciation: /
 
bäNG/

noun

  • A water pipe used for smoking marijuana or other drugs.
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    • In the ten years since first trying cannabis, I have been a regular smoker of pure, high quality cannabis using water bongs, special pipes and rarely pure joints.
    • On Feb.24, federal agents raided more than 100 homes and businesses throughout the nation that sell bongs and pipes.
    • This means using bongs is a healthier smoking option in comparison to pipes and rolling papers.

Origin

1970s: from Thai baung, literally 'wooden tube'.

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Word of the day mage
Pronunciation: māj
noun
a magician or learned person

There are 3 definitions of bong in English:

bong3

Syllabification: bong
Pronunciation: /
 
bäNG/

noun

Mountaineering
  • A large piton.
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    • Back then, if you needed a bong-bong (wide piton), you had to make it yourself.
    • Other than on routes like Excaliber, where the wide-crack predominates, bongs are rarely needed.
    • The route no longer requires the infamous "bong sandwiches" (pitons stacked against wood blocks), but it still has an eerie feel.

Origin

1960s: probably imitative of the sound of its being hammered into rock.

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Word of the day mage
Pronunciation: māj
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a magician or learned person