whang

whang

1 [hwang, wang]
noun Informal.
1.
a resounding blow.
2.
the sound produced by such a blow: the whang of gongs and cymbals.
verb (used with object)
3.
to strike with a resounding blow.
verb (used without object)
4.
to resound with such a blow.

Origin:
1815–25; imitative

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whang

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

Origin:
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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whang1 (wæŋ)
 
vb
1.  to strike or be struck so as to cause a resounding noise
 
n
2.  the resounding noise produced by a heavy blow
3.  a heavy blow
 
[C19: of imitative origin]

whang2 (wæŋ)
 
n
1.  a leather thong
 
vb
2.  (tr) to strike with or as if with a thong
 
[C17: variant of thong]

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