Origin of fang1
verb (used with object) British Dialect.
Origin of fang2
noun, plural Fangs, (especially collectively) Fang for 1.
Related Words for fangivory, tentacle, paw, fingernail, prong, tooth, fangs, snag, tush, tusk, molar, premolar, cuspid, bicuspid, incisor, eyetooth, bridgework, ivories, dentition
Examples from the Web for fang
Contemporary Examples of fang
But, as Fang continued, the administration quickly evolved away from that position.Lobbyist Derangement Syndrome Sweeps DC
August 8, 2014
The last several years I called my ex-husbands “Fang” on stage, too.Roseanne Barr Hails the Comedic Genius of Phyllis Diller
August 21, 2012
In 1989, Fang Lizhi wrote an open letter to Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping demanding the release of political prisoners.
Fang sought refuge along with his family at the U.S. embassy and President George H.W. Bush agreed to grant him asylum.
Fang became a professor at the University of Arizona, where he taught until his death in 2012.
Historical Examples of fang
First he has to be broken in, to learn "the law of club and fang."
"It's a wise fellow who wrenches forth the serpent's fang," shouted he.
By this time tomorrow, I hope that we will be forever done with the law of claw and fang.The Galaxy Primes
Edward Elmer Smith
She's done for at lasht—an' blade to fang, in open foight ye've knoifed her!The Promise
James B. Hendryx
They were savages, all of them, who knew no law but the law of club and fang.The Call of the Wild
Word Origin for fang
Word Origin for fang
Old English fang "prey, spoils, plunder, booty; a seizing or taking," from gefangen, past participle of fon "seize, take, capture," from Proto-Germanic *fango- (cf. Old Frisian fangia, Middle Dutch and Dutch vangen, Old Norse fanga, German fangen, Gothic fahan), from PIE root *pag- "to make firm, fix;" connected to Latin pax (genitive pacis) "peace" (see pact).
The sense of "canine tooth" (1550s) probably developed from Old English fengtoð, literally "catching- or grasping-tooth." Transferred to the venom tooth of a serpent, etc., by 1800.