Mongo definition

mŏnggō
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Items found in the trash that can be salvaged.
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A monetary unit of Mongolia, equal to1100 of a tugrik.
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A Bantu language spoken in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Origin of mongo

  • Akin to 1930s American trade jargon mungo one who searches for salvageable items in the trash perhaps akin to mungo inferior cloth made from fibers obtained by shredding old cloth

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition