ˈhäŋ How to pronounce hong (audio)
: a commercial establishment or house of foreign trade in China

Word History


Chinese (Guangdong) hòhng, literally, row

First Known Use

1726, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hong was in 1726

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“Hong.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hong. Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

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