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noun (1)

ˈbäŋ How to pronounce bong (audio)
: the deep resonant sound especially of a bell
bong verb


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noun (2)

: a simple water pipe consisting of a bottle or vertical tube partially filled with a liquid (such as water or liqueur) and a smaller offset tube ending in a bowl

Examples of bong in a Sentence

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Here, the ethereal sample sounds more crisp despite all vocals — .Paak’s included — being pitched-up as if a helium bong was in rotation. John Kennedy, Variety, 14 June 2024 Seated across from a shelf filled with shiny new bongs was his only customer, a bespectacled, middle-aged man. Max Kim, Los Angeles Times, 13 June 2024 Sure, there’ve been piddly fines here and vague threats to hold landlords accountable there, but none of those mechanisms has made a dent because there have been too few enforcers with sufficiently strong powers to keep the genie in the bong. New York Daily News Editorial Board, New York Daily News, 29 Feb. 2024 The smoke and gift shop is known for its eccentric pipes and bongs, and other gifts and items, such as jewelry, crystals, artwork, adult toys and accessories. Erin Couch, The Enquirer, 12 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for bong 

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Word History


Noun (1)


Noun (2)

Thai bɔ̂ɔŋ hollow piece of wood or bamboo

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1855, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1971, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bong was in 1855

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“Bong.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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