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whang1

[hwang, wang] /ʰwæŋ, wæŋ/
noun, Informal.
1.
a resounding blow.
2.
the sound produced by such a blow:
the whang of gongs and cymbals.
verb (used with object)
3.
to strike with a resounding blow.
verb (used without object)
4.
to resound with such a blow.
Origin of whang1
1815-1825
First recorded in 1815-25; imitative
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Examples from the Web for whanging
Historical Examples
  • Then I will have the exquisite pleasure of taking my niblick, and whanging it out for the loss of a stroke.

    Murder in Any Degree Owen Johnson
  • I dont want him whanging away at me on my return, explained Mr. Masterson.

    The Sunset Trail Alfred Henry Lewis
  • There was a great deal of clanging and whanging and scuffling, it seemed to the poor, overwrought girl.

  • They decided that they did not want to be kept awake nights by the clanging and the whanging of a brazen bell.

  • If this is not sufficient, he calls in an assistant, who cows them with the roar of a whanging Chinese stewpan.

    Bizarre Lawton Mackall
  • A couple of lucky shots and he would be on Velvet again and whanging away like a Demon.

    Ade's Fables George Ade
  • For the whanging of the piano in the saloon beneath had attained to an even greater pitch of discord than was normally the case.

    The Sign of the Spider Bertram Mitford
  • The ship's bell was rung continually forward and somebody was whanging on the gong towards the stern.

British Dictionary definitions for whanging

whang1

/wæŋ/
verb
1.
to strike or be struck so as to cause a resounding noise
noun
2.
the resounding noise produced by a heavy blow
3.
a heavy blow
Word Origin
C19: of imitative origin

whang2

/wæŋ/
noun (Scot)
1.
a leather thong
verb
2.
(transitive) to strike with or as if with a thong
Word Origin
C17: variant of thong
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Slang definitions & phrases for whanging

whang

verb

To hit; wham: She whanged him a shrewd one (1684+)

Related Terms

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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