Pong



[pong, pawng] /pɒŋ, pɔŋ/ British Informal.

noun
1.
an unpleasant smell; stink.
verb (used without object)
2.
to have a disagreeable smell; stink.
/pɒŋ/
noun
1.
a disagreeable or offensive smell; stink
verb
2.
(intransitive) to give off an unpleasant smell; stink
n.

by late 1960s as an abbreviation of ping-pong. The electronic arcade game (with capital P-) was released 1972.

noun

A Chinese or a person of Chinese extraction (1906+ Australian)

noun

A smell; a stink: when I catch that pong in the air

[1919+; origin unknown; perhaps fr Romany pan, ”stink”]
games
A computer game invented in 1972 by Atari’s Nolan Bushnell. The game is a minimalist rendering of table tennis. Each of the two players are represented as a white slab, controllable by a knob, which deflects a bouncing ball. The goal of the game is to “AVOID MISSING BALL FOR HIGH SCORE”.
Yahoo (http://yahoo.com/Recreation/Games/Video_Games/Classic_Arcade_Games/Titles/Pong/).
(1997-11-23)

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