\ ˈdȯŋ How to pronounce dong (audio) , ˈdäŋ \

Definition of dong

 (Entry 1 of 2)

usually vulgar
plural dong

Definition of dong (Entry 2 of 2)

: the basic monetary unit of Vietnam — see Money Table

First Known Use of dong

Noun (1)

circa 1930, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1824, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dong

Noun (1)

origin unknown

Noun (2)

Vietnamese đŏng

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“Dong.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dong. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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