barong

noun
ba·​rong | \ bə-ˈrȯŋ How to pronounce barong (audio) , -ˈräŋ \

Definition of barong

: a thick-backed thin-edged knife or sword used by the Moros

First Known Use of barong

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for barong

probably from Maranao (Austronesian language of southern Mindanao)

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“Barong.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barong. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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