ba·rong | \bə-ˈrȯŋ, -ˈräŋ\

Definition of barong 

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

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There were former premiers in military garb, bishops in cassocks and collars, and diplomats in barong shirts. Joseph Hincks, Time, "TIME Premium Content," 29 June 2017

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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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The first known use of barong was in 1887

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