pa·​rang ˈpär-ˌaŋ How to pronounce parang (audio)
: a short sword, cleaver, or machete common in Malaysia and Indonesia

Examples of parang in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Heritage tools like parangs, kukris, bolo knives and their cousins are great examples of choppers. Tim MacWelch, Outdoor Life, 27 Jan. 2020

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Word History



First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of parang was in 1820

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“Parang.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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