boong
Pronunciation Noun

boong (plural boongs)

  1. (Australia, slang, ethnic slur) An Australian aboriginal.
    • 2011, Linda Lee Rathbun, Tjuringa, [http://books.google.com/books?id=J9dMzb6ZomYC&pg=PT10&dq=%22boong%7Cboongs%22+-intitle:%22%22&hl=en&ei=72edTuuaNOihmQXBou2LCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CDEQ6AEwATigAQ#v=onepage&q=%22boong%7Cboongs%22%20-intitle%3A%22%22&f=false unnumbered page],
      “Yeah,” he said, “them boongs are a useless lot. The sooner they all die off, the better.”
      “And why is that?” Bill asked.
      “The Abos are nothing but a pack of boozers. All they wanna' do is get pissed.” The man glared at his beer. “Useless, they are.”
  2. (Australia, slang, dated) A native of New Guinea or Malaysia.
    • 1943, Australian Army, Timor Souvenir, in Khaki and Green: With the Australian Army at Home and Overseas, [http://books.google.com/books?id=PzsvAAAAMAAJ&q=%22boong%7Cboongs%22+-intitle:%22%22&dq=%22boong%7Cboongs%22+-intitle:%22%22&hl=en&ei=ohedTpKgJ-7UmAWQlPidCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=8&ved=0CEYQ6AEwBzgo page 119],
      A couple of boongs came down and carried me up to the hut where our R.A.P. corporal was.
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