I just use "wong" as if I am saying "wrong" without the "r". For example "You are wong. try again" However, this word is moderated in roblox chat several times.

Merriam Webster and other dictionaries define wong as an obsolete term meaning field, meadow.

Is there some other meaning of this word?

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    Have a look at the Urban Dictionary definition. I found this using OneLook dictionary search. Voted to close due to lack of research. Sep 15, 2019 at 20:38
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    What do you mean "some other meaning"? What do you think the first meaning is?
    – nnnnnn
    Sep 15, 2019 at 22:43
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    I thought it was just a mispelled version of ""wrong"" Sep 15, 2019 at 22:50
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    @user067531 I don't like that edit. It's a transparent attempt to get round the 'please include your research' requirement, and the definition is neither relevant to the meaning the OP is asking for, or done by the OP. Sep 16, 2019 at 14:40
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    It happens to reference a well-known racist remark.
    – Lawrence
    Sep 16, 2019 at 17:14

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I consider my English to be fairly good, and as soon as I saw “wong“, I told myself it was either a typo for "wrong" or someone's last name. Discovering its subculture meaning was bit of an eye-opener.

But discovering the history behind wong proved to be even more fascinating. As Merriam-Webster attests, wong is an obsolete Old English word for field, and meadow

Middle English, from Old English wong, wang; akin to Old High German -wang field

If further proof was needed

WONG, WANG, a termination of local names in England,
as Basfordwong, Cornerwong, is the A.S. wang, wong, a plain, field, allied to Dan. […] Wong occurs frequently in Norfolk.
Local Etymology: A Derivative Dictionary of Geographical Names 1859

However, I suspect the majority of Anglophone speakers would be most familiar with Wong as a surname. It is said that Wong is the 3rd most common Chinese name in the US and the most common Chinese last name in Canada. However, in old Britain, it was also an English surname derived from geong meaning young.

Wong family history in England begins with Thomas Wong, married at St. Martins in the Field in Westminster, England, at the end of 1699.

Here is the Wiktionary entry

  1. Noun
    wong (plural wongs)

(obsolete, except in placenames) A field or other piece of land.

  1. Verb
    wong (third-person singular simple present wongs, present participle wonging, simple past and past participle wonged)

(gambling) To enter a betting game, particularly blackjack, when the odds are favorable.

  1. Noun
    wong (plural wongs)

In the game of pai gow, a hand in which the double-one or double-six domino is used with a nine, making the hand worth eleven points rather than the usual one.

In Old Javanese, it had the following meanings

  1. person, human being
  2. people, society
  3. adult
  4. successful person
  5. physical characteristics of a person
  6. subordinate, follower

It's a pity a word with such noble and humble origins has been appropriated and sullied, and its very presence banned in some gaming communities.

In conclusion, the word wong has several different meanings, mostly obsolete, but in recent years it has taken on the vulgar overtones mentioned in Green's Dictionary of Slang and in Urban Dictionary.


According to Green’s Dictionary of Slang wong is an AmE slang expression that means:

(US) the penis.

  • 1948 [US] in Randolph & Legman Ozark Folksongs and Folklore (1992) II 656: He wrapped his thumb around his wong.

possibly from the AmE wang:

  • c.1930 [US] N. Kimball Amer. Madam (1981) 167: A worn down male who can only sit with his flabby wang and think about how it was when he was well hung and horny.

also whang:

(orig. US) the penis, usu. large.

  • 1934 [US] in Randolph & Legman Ozark Folksongs and Folklore (1992) I 496: When the Lord made father Adam, / They say he laughed and sang, / He sewed him up the belly / With a little piece of whang. [...] Said he, ’Tis but eight inches, / So I’ll just let it hang, / And he left on Adam’s belly / That little piece of whang.
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    It might also be worth mentioning the Yiddish schlong which Lexico defines as "A man's penis". It may help explain how the O got there. It might be an acronym combining wang with schlong.
    – Tonepoet
    Sep 17, 2019 at 16:20

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