Definition of ronggeng in English:

ronggeng

(also rongeng)

noun

  • 1In Malaysia: a dancing girl; a female professional dancer who performs with a ronggeng troupe.

  • 2A form of Malaysian popular dancing, often accompanied by singing.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Stamford Raffles (1781–1826), colonial governor and founder of Singapore. From Malay ronggeng dancing girl, professional dancer, a form of dancing, probably from Javanese.

Pronunciation

ronggeng

/ˈrɒŋɡɛŋ/