Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A deep ringing sound, as of a bell.
  • transitive v. To cause to sound with a deep ringing noise.
  • intransitive v. To make a deep ringing noise.
  • n. A water pipe that consists of a bottle or a vertical tube partially filled with liquid and a smaller tube ending in a bowl, used often in smoking narcotic substances.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A clang of a large bell.
  • n. Door bell chimes.
  • v. to pull a bell.
  • v. to ring a doorbell.
  • n. A vessel, usually made of glass or ceramic and filled with water, used in smoking various substances; especially marijuana or pot.
  • n. A device for rapidly consuming beer, usually consisting of a funnel or reservoir of beer and a length of tubing.
  • n. A very wide piton.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a dull resonant sound as of a bell
  • v. ring loudly and deeply

Etymologies

Imitative.
Thai baung.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Onomatopoeia (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Bella, as for you, I think youve been taking showers in bong water, listening to the beatles 24-7 (theyre later music, the earlier stuff was good) and putting crack in your coffee.

    Friendly religious questions for Christians and other monotheists

  • But when I plugged it back into the third extension cable, I heard a little bing-bong from the computer.

    MDRS-88 sol 7: Engineering

  • Was it just me or did anyone else see the word bong instead of bang on the last one?

    Taking Liberties

  • Out on the sugar-white Florida panhandle sand, freckle-faced Patrick Mulligan, 20, does a handstand while his friends from the University of Massachusetts funnel -- "bong" -- a quart of foaming Budweiser into his mouth.

    To-Ga! To-Ga! To-Ga! To-Ga!

  • • must not use the word bong, marijuana or other synonyms for any illegal substance.

    The Daily Aztec RSS

  • What The Social Network gets right, is that these two spaces are often cohabitated by the same people, especially at prestigious institutions like Harvard; at [substitute reputable school name here], the idiot who fell out of his dorm room window while clutching a bong is the same kid who discovered a plausible explanation to reconcile quantum mechanics and general relativity ... or whatever.

    Zach Weisberg: Seeking Truth in The Social Network

  • BOJ officials have long opposed the idea of increasing government bond purchases on the view it would fan market concerns that the central bank is handing the government a blank check, and could undermine long-term bong credibility.

    Central Bank Expected to Expand Lending Facility

  • Oh Shit! that Fixie hitting the bong is the funniest thing I've seen in years.

    BSNYC Friday Fun Conspiracy!

  • *** UPDATED February 5th, 4: 00PM*** Extra interviews Phelps and the Olympian firmly denies that he takes drugs, suggesting that the notorious photo of him smoking from a bong was a one-time lapse of judgment:

    Nick Graham: Michael Phelps Bong Picture: Olympic Champion Caught Smoking Marijuana: UPDATED

  • Tongues are wagging because, unlike an Olympics where interest is low - until one of its 'stars is caught on tape hitting a bong, that is - a World Cup requires no money for infrastructure and brings pure tourism profit for the host cities.

    Esther J. Cepeda: U.S. Makes Official Bid to Host the World Cup: The Chicago Connection

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.