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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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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“Barong.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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