[ prang ]
/ præŋ /

verb (used with object) British Slang.

to collide with; bump into.
to destroy or severely damage by a bombing raid; bomb (an enemy target).
to destroy or shoot down (an enemy aircraft).

Origin of prang

First recorded in 1930–35; imitative Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for prang

/ (præŋ) mainly British slang /


an accident or crash in an aircraft, car, etc
an aircraft bombing raid
an achievement


to crash or damage (an aircraft, car, etc)
to damage (a town, etc) by bombing

Word Origin for prang

C20: possibly imitative of an explosion; perhaps related to Malay perang war, fighting
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