pang

[ pang ]
/ pæŋ /

noun

a sudden feeling of mental or emotional distress or longing: a pang of remorse; a pang of desire.
a sudden, brief, sharp pain or physical sensation; spasm: hunger pangs.

Origin of pang

First recorded in 1495–1505; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for pang

pang

/ (pæŋ) /

noun

a sudden brief sharp feeling, as of loneliness, physical pain, or hunger

Word Origin for pang

C16: variant of earlier prange, of Germanic origin
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Medicine definitions for pang

pang

[ păng ]

n.

A sudden sharp spasm of pain.
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