ba·​rong bə-ˈrȯŋ How to pronounce barong (audio)
: a thick-backed thin-edged knife or sword used by the Moros

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Recent Examples on the Web Also, when Eugene wore the barong, that shirt took me back to my childhood. Jazz Tangcay, Variety, 1 Aug. 2022

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Word History


probably from Maranao (Austronesian language of southern Mindanao)

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of barong was in 1887

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“Barong.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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