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[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”]


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