Definitions

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  • adjective UK, Australia, New Zealand, informal Having a bad smell.

Etymologies

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From pong +‎ -y.

Examples

  • The more the cell walls are broken, the more the various enzymes and precursor compounds get together, and the more pongy and tasty the garlic becomes.

    Food for Fort: Talking turkey, and other matters

  • According to the boffins, garlic has no flavour until the cell walls are broken, and when the cell walls are broken, the enzyme alliinase is released, which reacts with a precursor compound, alliin, to form diallyl thiosulfinate and other thiosulfinates the pongy and tasty side of the garlic.

    Food for Fort: Talking turkey, and other matters

  • Isn't there another slightly less pongy mercaptan that's used to make mains gas, normally scentless, smell of something?

    Here is the news

  • If you didn't like garlic then ran over a bulb of my super-pongy stuff then you'd be mighty upset at your car stinking of garlic for weeks, no?

    Garlic Pt.2.

  • If you didn't like garlic then ran over a bulb of my super-pongy stuff then you'd be mighty upset at your car stinking of garlic for weeks, no?

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • Near London, the High Wycombe museum has "Medieval Mayhem" and the Welwyn Roman Bath House - cocooned under the A1M motorway a generation ago -offers "fragrant Romans and pongy barbarians" and an explanation of ancient ablutions.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • A goat's camembert, it had traveled from a small producer called Wobbly Bottom Farm; the name made her giggle, the pongy cheese smell was enticing, and the sample offered had her hooked.

    A Sad Tale of Some Frozen Cheese

  • A goat's camembert, it had traveled from a small producer called Wobbly Bottom Farm; the name made her giggle, the pongy cheese smell was enticing, and the sample offered had her hooked.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • I love cats, but the litter box is just too pongy for me!

    Saturday Photo Hunt

  • Near London, the High Wycombe museum has "Medieval Mayhem" and the Welwyn Roman Bath House - cocooned under the A1M motorway a generation ago -offers "fragrant Romans and pongy barbarians" and an explanation of ancient ablutions.

    National Archaeology Week in the United Kingdom

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  • spongy without an 's' and yet everything that 'spongy' is and with some 'bounce' too :)

    December 16, 2008

  • An adjective used to describe the sound of a ball bouncing.

    December 16, 2008