One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounmass nounWest Indian
Taunting or ridicule.‘the boys might start to give Frederick picong’
- ‘The entertainment progressed into the evening, with various other performers taking turns at the microphone to engage in picong and hearty banter.’
- ‘He was immediately interrupted by picong from MPs, who corrected the score.’
- ‘Indeed, what started in the late 18th Century as provocative ‘le vrai’ and was polished into the fine art of redolent picong and extempo wars (fencing with foils, really) during calypso's golden age, has run full course.’
- ‘Even if it were so intended, this was not his picong debut.’
- ‘Trinidad and Tobago is a country that seems obsessed with insults, considering the many words we have to describe various forms of put-down: picong, fatigue, mamaguy.’
From Spanish picón.
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