Definition of jong in English:



South African
  • 1historical A young black male servant.

    attendant, retainer
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    1. 1.1offensive A black man.
  • 2informal Used as a form of address to both men and women, expressing affection or exasperation.

    ‘there are sharks out there, jong’
    man, my friend
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    1. 2.1 A boyfriend or lover.
      ‘he was my jong and I had a child by him’
      lover, sweetheart, loved one, love, beloved, darling, dearest, young man, man friend, man, escort, suitor, wooer, admirer, worshipper, follower
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South African
  • Used to express surprise, pleasure, or anger, or to add emphasis to a statement.

    ‘he's nice, but jong is he strict!’


Afrikaans, from earlier South African Dutch jongen ‘lad’.