- a resounding blow.
- the sound produced by such a blow: the whang of gongs and cymbals.
- to strike with a resounding blow.
- to resound with such a blow.
Origin of whang1
First recorded in 1815–25; imitative
Origin of whang2
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Examples from the Web for whang
By the 17 look of him he was about ready to whang loose through the door.
He could whang away at a quarter with that sawed-off .45 of his and hit it every crack.
Oh, by the by, Hal, the Whang Doodle has made her appearance in our parts again.My Wife and I
Harriet Beecher Stowe
He liked to make things, and fix things, and whang away at his anvil.Plowing On Sunday
Bang, whang, go the wrestlers below, with loud shouts and laughter.A Trip to Cuba
Julia Ward Howe
- to strike or be struck so as to cause a resounding noise
- the resounding noise produced by a heavy blow
- a heavy blow
C19: of imitative origin
- a leather thong
- (tr) to strike with or as if with a thong
C17: variant of thong