Definitions

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  • n. A native of New Guinea.
  • n. An Australian aborigine.

Etymologies

First used by soldiers in New Guinea. Suggested sources are Malay  (boong, "brother"), New Guinea native language  (boong, "brother"), Indonesian dialect  (bung, "brother"), and Aboriginal Australian  (binghi, "brother").[2] (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The word boong put Australia into her mind, and the aboriginal stockmen, and she asked a question that had occurred to her, partly from curiosity and partly because she knew it pleased him to talk about his own country.

    A Town Like Alice

  • To be regarded by the dominant society of Australia 1965 as being a "boong", "coon" or "Abo" was a passport to discrimination, prejudice and poverty, and many light-skinned Aboriginal people opted to assume a non-Aboriginal identity (Indian, afghan, Maori, etc) to escape the extreme difficulty of life as an Aboriginal person.

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  • To be regarded by the dominant society of Australia 1965 as being a "boong", "coon" or "Abo" was a passport to discrimination, prejudice and poverty, and many light-skinned Aboriginal people opted to assume a non-Aboriginal identity Indian, afghan, Maori, etc to escape the extreme difficulty of life as an Aboriginal person.

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  • (Heather is referring to boong-uh-bbang, which translates to “fish shaped bread.”)

    Street food scenes from Seoul | Baking Bites

  • The fresh vegetables are morning glory-like pak boong shoots, white cabbage, leeks and spring onion, with glass noodles also included.

    Bangkokpost.com : Breaking News

  • It consists of rice topped with lightly boiled pak boong vine shoots, which are topped in turn with boiled pork and pork liver.

    Bangkokpost.com : Breaking News

  • Boiled phak boong (a morning glory-like vine), pork and the sweet chilli paste called nam phrik phao are put on the plate with it.

    Bangkokpost.com : Breaking News

  • C (h) ristine Oct 2 so excited! you’re in Seoul trying out the street food.:) if you’re still there try boong-uh-bbang too (little cakes in the shape of fish, stuffed with red bean paste) and other goodies all around.

    A bite of Seoul street food: Hotteok | Baking Bites

  • C (h) ristine Oct 1 so excited! you’re in Seoul trying out the street food.:) if you’re still there try boong-uh-bbang too (little cakes in the shape of fish, stuffed with red bean paste) and other goodies all around.

    A bite of Seoul street food: Hotteok | Baking Bites

  • "Joe," she said once, "what do I do if a boong comes into the ice-cream parlour and wants a soda?

    A Town Like Alice

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