[ huhng ]
See synonyms for hung on
  1. simple past tense and past participle of hang.

  1. Slang: Usually Vulgar.

    • (used to describe the size of a man's penis in expressions such as hung like a horse, hung like a bull, and hung like a field mouse.)

    • (of a man) having a large penis; well-hung: That guy is hung!

Idioms about hung

  1. hung over. See entry at hungover.

  2. hung up, Slang.

    • detained unavoidably: They were hung up in bad traffic and missed their flight.

    • stymied or baffled by a problem.

    • See entry at hung-up.

    • Baseball, Softball. (of a base runner) trapped between bases and in danger of being tagged out.

  1. hung up on, Slang.

    • obsessed by: a clerk hung up on petty details.

    • infatuated with.

Origin of hung

First recorded in 1635–45, for the adjective

usage note For hung

See hang.

Other words from hung

  • un·hung, adjective

Words that may be confused with hung

Words Nearby hung

Other definitions for Hung. (2 of 2)


  1. Hungarian.: Also Hung

  2. Hungary. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use hung in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for hung (1 of 2)


/ (hʌŋ) /

  1. the usual past tense and past participle of hang

    • (of a legislative assembly) not having a party with a working majority: a hung parliament

    • unable to reach a decision: a hung jury

    • (of a situation) unable to be resolved

  1. hung over informal suffering from the effects of a hangover

  1. hung up slang

    • impeded by some difficulty or delay

    • in a state of confusion; emotionally disturbed

  2. hung up on slang obsessively or exclusively interested in: he's hung up on modern art these days

usage For hung

For most senses of hang the past tense and past participle is hung : I hung the curtains; he had hung the new painting on the wall . However, when the meaning is 'to suspend or be suspended by the neck until dead', the past tense and past participle is hanged : the traitors were hanged; they had hanged him at dawn . This form is also used in the idiom I'll be hanged

British Dictionary definitions for Hung. (2 of 2)


abbreviation for
  1. Hungarian

  2. Hungary

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