Definitions

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  • n. An idiot.

Etymologies

Probably shortened from ning-nong. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Because some nong sent it to Papua New Guinea instead of Australia.

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  • NOTHING at a fete should ever be $12! and beware the bloody salvos store in Ballarat where a used paperback was $14, and the counter nong flew into a rage when I said

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  • And then there are the funny ones such as ning nong, doofus, blatherskite.

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  • Friday, January 25, 2008 ning nong still getting international publicity

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  • One Ming scholar pointed out that the Dian people knew farming but not the cultivation of mulberry trees (zhi nong er buzhi sang) .176 Even in those areas where climate accommodated silkworms, the advocacy of magistrates to this end was often unsuccessful.

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  • Rick now earned his bread by handling lead guitar on tours by Bob Seger and Jackson Browne, a'. nong others.

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  • Like a nong, I've managed to give myself tennis elbow by not using my computer mouse ergonomically.

    This and that

  • I finally figured out that I needed to click on your title to get your new post - what a nong!

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  • I own two French presses, a stainless steel Cuisinart grinder/drip, a retro De'Longhi espresso machine, an Italian Vev Vigano moka pot, and a Vietnamese drip that I purchased in old Hanoi for making ca phe sua nong .

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  • I highly recommended this book on the subject, which includes a lot of historical background as well as a case study based on fieldwork the author conducted in Mei-nong:

    Farmers Associations and Rural Politics

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  • "I didn't know you were married before, said Elaine, lips aquiver.
    Eee-laine, you nong, said Hat. 1914 to 1918. She'd hafta start havin em at age twelve to get six out, not to mention one off to war. She was born the year of Federation, 1901.
    Well, said Lester. Margaret River School obviously taught Hat more than groomin and deportation."
    Cloudstreet by Tim Winton, p 71 of the Graywolf Press hardcover edition

    March 31, 2010