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Origin of gang

1
First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English gang, gong, Old English gang, gong “manner of going, way, passage”; cognate with Old High German gang, Old Norse gangr, Gothic gagg; cf. gang2

Other definitions for gang (2 of 2)

gang2
[ gang ]
/ gæŋ /

verb (used without object) Chiefly Scot. and North England.
to walk or go.

Origin of gang

2
First recorded before 900; Middle English gangen, Old English gangan, gongan; cognate with Old High German gangan, Old Norse ganga, Gothic gaggan; cf. gang1 (noun derivative from same root)
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How to use gang in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for gang (1 of 3)

gang1
/ (ɡæŋ) /

noun
verb
to form into, become part of, or act as a gang
(tr) electronics to mount (two or more components, such as variable capacitors) on the same shaft, permitting adjustment by a single control
See also gang up

Derived forms of gang

ganged, adjective

Word Origin for gang

Old English gang journey; related to Old Norse gangr, Old High German gang, Sanskrit jangha foot

British Dictionary definitions for gang (2 of 3)

gang2
/ (ɡæŋ) /

verb
Scot to go

Word Origin for gang

Old English gangan to go 1

British Dictionary definitions for gang (3 of 3)

gang3
/ (ɡæŋ) /

noun
a variant spelling of gangue
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Other Idioms and Phrases with gang

gang

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