parang

noun

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

Example Sentences

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

Etymology

Malay

First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of parang was in 1820

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Cite this Entry

“Parang.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parang. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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