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4 letters words from 'nong'


3 letters words from 'nong'

NON 3 

2 letters words from 'nong'

GO 3NO 2
ON 2 

All 4 letters words made out of nong

nong onng nnog nnog onng nong nogn ongn ngon gnon ognn gonn nngo nngo ngno gnno ngno gnno ongn nogn ognn gonn ngon gnon

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Definitions and meaning of nong



Probably shortened from ning-nong.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /nɒŋ/


nong (plural nongs)

  1. (slang, Australia, New Zealand) An idiot.
    • 1983, Robert Drewe, The Bodysurfers, Penguin 2009, p. 126:
      ‘In there, you nong,’ Max said, pointing out a pink-brick home with a 1950s skillion roof.
    • 2008, Michael Panckridge, Hat Trick! Toby Jones, Books 1-3, 2010, unnumbered page,
      ‘You guys are such nongs! Why would you want to face up to Shoaib Akhtar when you could win a World Cup against the young blond Aussie star at the home of cricket?’
    • 2010, John Dale (editor), Best on Ground: Great Writers on the Greatest Game, unnumbered page,
      [] and spend every second Saturday defiant and one-eyed among the opposition nongs at the Barkly Street end.




  1. Nonstandard spelling of nóng.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of nǒng.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of nòng.

Usage notes

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.



  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [nawŋ͡m˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [nawŋ͡m˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [nawŋ͡m˧˧]

Etymology 1

Compare Proto-Bahnaric *-ɗoːŋ (winnowing basket) and Proto-Katuic *kɗoŋ (winnowing basket).


(classifier cái) nong • (𥵛)

  1. winnowing basket

Etymology 2


nong • (𫓒)

  1. to make bigger or larger

  • (Australian slang) a fool, an idiot.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)