Definition of barong
: a thick-backed thin-edged knife or sword used by the Moros
Recent Examples of barong from the Web
There were former premiers in military garb, bishops in cassocks and collars, and diplomats in barong shirts.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'barong'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Origin and Etymology of barong
probably from Maranao (Austronesian language of southern Mindanao)
First Known Use: 1887See Words from the same year
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up barong? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).