whang

1
[hwang, wang]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to strike with a resounding blow.
verb (used without object)
  1. to resound with such a blow.

Origin of whang

1
First recorded in 1815–25; imitative

whang

2
[hwang, wang]
noun
  1. a thong, especially of leather.
  2. Also called thong leather. rawhide.
  3. Slang: Often Vulgar. penis.

Origin of whang

2
1530–40; orig. Scots form of thwang, early form of thong (cf. whack, whittle); sense “penis” perhaps an unrelated expressive word (cf. dong3)
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Related Words for whang

knock, bat, beat, punch, pop, nail, smack, batter, slap, blast, whack, kick, belt, ding, pound, tap, lace, clip, bump, blitz

Examples from the Web for whang

Historical Examples of whang

  • By the 17 look of him he was about ready to whang loose through the door.

    Crooked Trails and Straight

    William MacLeod Raine

  • He could whang away at a quarter with that sawed-off .45 of his and hit it every crack.

    Crooked Trails and Straight

    William MacLeod Raine

  • 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

    Sterling North

  • Bang, whang, go the wrestlers below, with loud shouts and laughter.

    A Trip to Cuba

    Julia Ward Howe


British Dictionary definitions for whang

whang

1
verb
  1. to strike or be struck so as to cause a resounding noise
noun
  1. the resounding noise produced by a heavy blow
  2. a heavy blow

Word Origin for whang

C19: of imitative origin

whang

2
noun Scot
  1. a leather thong
verb
  1. (tr) to strike with or as if with a thong

Word Origin for whang

C17: variant of thong
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