Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To trade; traffic.
  • To trade in; traffic in; deal in.
  • noun Mixture; association.
  • noun A mixture of grain; a mixture of barley ground up with husks for feeding swine; a mash of bran and malt. Also mang.
  • An abbreviated form of among: usually written 'mong.

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  • noun offensive, pejorative, UK, slang Shortened version of mongoloid, a person with Down's syndrome
  • preposition obsolete a variant spelling of ’mong

Etymologies

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Contraction of mongrel.

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From Old English gemong ("mingling") (whence Modern English among), from Proto-Germanic *mang- (“mix”).

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Contraction of Mongol or mongoloid.

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Shortened from among

Examples

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  • Noun. Imbecile, idiot. Offensive expression alluding to someone with Down Syndrome, being Mongoloid.

    Verb. To reach a drugged state where physical activity is minimal and mental faculties are incapacitated. Used frequently within the 'ecstasy' fuelled 'house' scene. Obvious relationship to the derogatory version of the noun 'mong'.

    ("A Dictionary of Slang")

    May 17, 2008

  • Oh dear. What horrid definitions this word has. They make my Stuffie list a good deal less funny.

    I vote that we jettison these definitions entirely, and instead use this word as a silly synonym for purvey.

    Thanks for the heads-up, whichbe!

    May 17, 2008

  • Of the verb OED2 says: "To barter, trade in, exchange; (now chiefly) to spread or trade (gossip, rumours, etc.)."

    May 17, 2008

  • When I was a lad, this was slang for "beg or borrow (an object), with the implicit intent not to repay". E.g. "hey Des. OK if I mong a cig off you?"

    Must have come from the sense quoted by mollusque; god knows how.

    June 26, 2008

  • You were a bad lad, yarb.

    June 26, 2008

  • I were terrible, bilby. Bloody awful I were.

    June 26, 2008

  • Hey, I think that's heroic verse, that is, yarb.

    June 26, 2008

  • I too heart yarb.

    June 26, 2008