whang
I. noun Etymology: alteration of Middle English thong, thwang Date: 1536 1. dialect a. thong b. rawhide 2. British a large piece ; chunk 3. often vulgar penis II. verb Date: 1684 transitive verb 1. dialect beat, thrash 2. to propel or strike with force intransitive verb to beat or work with force or violence III. noun Etymology: imitative Date: circa 1824 a loud sharp vibrant or resonant sound IV. verb Date: 1728 intransitive verb to make a whang transitive verb to strike with a whang

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  • whang — whang·doo·dle; whang·ee; whang; whang·hee; …   English syllables

  • Whang — Whang, n. [Cf. {Thong}.] A leather thong. [Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U. S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whang — Whang, v. t. 1. To beat; thrash; bang; also, to throw, hurl, or fling about, violently. [Scot. & Dial. Eng.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. To slice, esp. in large pieces; to chop. [Scot.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whang — Whang, n. 1. A blow; whack. [Dial. or Colloq.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. A large piece or slice; chunk. [Scot. & Dial. Eng.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 3. Formerly, a house cleaning party. [Local, U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whang — Whang, Fluß, so v.w. Hoangho …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • whang — whang1 [hwaŋ, waŋ] vt. [echoic] 1. to strike with a resounding blow 2. Dial. to beat or thrash vi. to make a whanging noise n. 1. a whanging noise 2. a whack or blow whang2 [hwa …   English World dictionary

  • whang — I Australian Slang penis II Cleveland Dialect List a thong or strap III North Country (Newcastle) Words a small leather thong such as is used for tying shoes North Country (Newcastle) Words [whang leather whang a belt round the waist s.v. breeks] …   English dialects glossary

  • whang — whang1 /hwang, wang/, n. Informal. 1. a resounding blow. 2. the sound produced by such a blow: the whang of gongs and cymbals. v.t. 3. to strike with a resounding blow. v.i. 4. to resound with such a blow. [1815 25; imit.] whang2 /hwang, wang/, n …   Universalium

  • whang — I [[t](h)wæŋ, wæŋ[/t]] n. 1) inf a resounding blow 2) inf the sound produced by such a blow 3) inf to strike with a resounding blow 4) inf to resound with such a blow • Etymology: 1815–25; imit. II whang [[t](h)wæŋ, wæŋ[/t]] n. 1) clo a thong,… …   From formal English to slang

  • whang — a strip of dried eelskin used as a hinge for a flail (Scottish dialect) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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