pang

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noun
  1. a sudden feeling of mental or emotional distress or longing: a pang of remorse; a pang of desire.

  2. a sudden, brief, sharp pain or physical sensation; spasm: hunger pangs.

Origin of pang

1
First recorded in 1495–1505; origin uncertain

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pang

/ (pæŋ) /


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

Origin of pang

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C16: variant of earlier prange, of Germanic origin

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