Definitions

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  • n. a low ranking soldier
  • n. Any large ape, especially a chimpanzee or orangutan.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any large ape; especially, the chimpanzee and the orang-outang.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large anthropoid ape of Borneo, Simia (or Pithecus) wurmbi, not known to be distinct from the ordinary orang-utan, Simia satyrus.—
  • n.
  • n. The larger flying phalanger of Australia, belonging in the genus Petauroides.

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

  • n. type genus of the family Pongidae: orangutans

Etymologies

Kongo mpongo ("gorilla") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "His love of amusing underpants and quick wit ensured never a dull moment for anybody in the Troop, and ensured he kept me constantly on my toes at all times, never letting me forget that I was a 'pongo'.

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  • Modificando un poco este post de Indexed pongo dos formas en que estos dos factores se relacionan.

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  • Me ha llamado la atención la imagen que pongo aquí arriba, que segun dicen es publicidad de una ...

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  • My housemate thought: I have beef for you juju pongo on

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  • Could you imagine an encamped pongo eating Tuna Paella?

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  • Es una regla fija: me pongo ojotas y traigo una bolsa de papel (para el táper o para los libros que chango de acá para allá) y llueve.

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  • Although each believed that the other was about to kill her with xifula, neither doubted the necessity of making pongo (noise) to defend her right to the tiny piece of land.

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  • Diamond's The Third Chimpanzee referring to humans, the other two being the pongo and bonobo chimnps is also supposed to be very good, though it was Guns, Germs, and Steel that was his break-out.

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  • Mujer mi nina, mi nina mujer, mujer mi nina mujer amor a primera vista amor de primera vez mujer nina, mi nina mujer, mujer nina mi nina mujer amor con toda el alma amor con todo el alma Linda es tu sencillez tu honradez y honestidad por ello pongo mi vida a tus pies*

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  • The first is the “Impungu” (or pongo?), which walks upright, and is from seven to nine feet high.

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  • I love this name too. It reminds me of the daddy dog in the book 101 Dalmatians. But... I found this usage--had no idea it was a type of orangutan!

    "'They are charming animals, from what I have heard and what little I have seen: gentle, deliberate, with nothing whatsoever of the baboon, the mandril, or even the pongo, let alone the restless petulant wantonness of monkeys in the general sense...'"
    --Patrick O'Brian, The Thirteen Gun Salute, 191

    March 4, 2008

  • I approve of this name.

    February 7, 2007

  • type genus of the family Pongidae, in other words, a large orange orangutang; the long limbed simian of Sumatra.

    February 7, 2007

  • Name of future pet pug.

    February 7, 2007