1historical A young black male servant.attendant, retainer
- 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
- 2.1A 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
- 2.1A boyfriend or lover.
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’.