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Spong \Spong\ (sp[o^]ng), n. [Etymol. uncertain.] An irregular, narrow, projecting part of a field. [Prov. Eng.]


n. (context obsolete English) A long and narrow piece of land, resembling a tongue, especially a short peninsula


Spong is a surname in multiple Germanic-speaking cultures. In England, it is an archaic term for a narrow strip of land. Notable people with this name include:

  • Clive Spong, illustrator of children's books
  • Hilda Spong (1875–1955), English actress
  • John Shelby Spong (born 1931), Episcopal bishop
  • Mark W. Spong (born 1952), American roboticist
  • Paul Spong (born 1939), New Zealand biologist
  • Richard Spong (born 1983), Swedish footballer
  • Tyrone Spong (born 1985), Surinamese-Dutch kickboxer
  • Walter Brookes Spong (1851–1929), British artist
  • William B. Spong, Jr. (1920–1997), Virginia Senator
  • Roger Spong (1906–1980), English rugby union player