[pong, pawng] /pɒŋ, pɔŋ/ British Informal.
an unpleasant smell; stink.
verb (used without object)
to have a disagreeable smell; stink.
a disagreeable or offensive smell; stink
(intransitive) to give off an unpleasant smell; stink
by late 1960s as an abbreviation of ping-pong. The electronic arcade game (with capital P-) was released 1972.
A Chinese or a person of Chinese extraction (1906+ Australian)
A smell; a stink: when I catch that pong in the air
[1919+; origin unknown; perhaps fr Romany pan, ”stink”]
/ˈpɒŋɡəʊ/ noun (pl) -gos 1. an anthropoid ape, esp an orang-utan or (formerly) a gorilla 2. (military, slang) a soldier or marine n. ape genus, 1620s, from Kongo mpongi.
[pon-yerd] /ˈpɒn yərd/ noun 1. a small, slender dagger. verb (used with object) 2. to stab with a poniard. /ˈpɒnjəd/ noun 1. a small dagger with a slender blade verb 2. (transitive) to stab with a poniard n. 1580s, from Middle French poinard (early 16c.), from Old French poignal “dagger,” literally “anything grasped with the […]
[poh-nuh-graf, -grahf] /ˈpoʊ nəˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf/ noun, Medicine/Medical. 1. an instrument for graphically recording pain or muscular fatigue.
noun a fear of overworking or working to exhaustion See kopophobia Word Origin Greek ponos ‘toil, fatigue’