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whang

1
[ wang, hwang ]
/ wæŋ, ʰwæŋ /
Informal.
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noun
a resounding blow.
the sound produced by such a blow: the whang of gongs and cymbals.
verb (used with object)
to strike with a resounding blow.
verb (used without object)
to resound with such a blow.
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Origin of whang

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First recorded in 1815–25; imitative

Other definitions for whang (2 of 2)

whang2
[ wang, hwang ]
/ wæŋ, ʰwæŋ /

noun
a thong, especially of leather.
Also called thong leather . rawhide (def. 2).
Slang: Often Vulgar. penis.

Origin of whang

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1530–40; originally Scots form of thwang, early form of thong (cf. whack, whittle); sense “penis” perhaps an unrelated expressive word (cf. dong3)
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British Dictionary definitions for whang (1 of 2)

whang1
/ (wæŋ) /

verb
to strike or be struck so as to cause a resounding noise
noun
the resounding noise produced by a heavy blow
a heavy blow

Word Origin for whang

C19: of imitative origin

British Dictionary definitions for whang (2 of 2)

whang2
/ (wæŋ) /

noun Scot
a leather thong
verb
(tr) to strike with or as if with a thong

Word Origin for whang

C17: variant of thong
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