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Wang \Wang\, n. [OE. wange, AS. wange, wonge, cheek, jaw; akin to D. wang, OS. & OHG. wanga, G. wange.]

  1. The jaw, jawbone, or cheek bone. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]

    So work aye the wangs in his head.

  2. A slap; a blow. [Prov. Eng.]

    Wang tooth, a cheek tooth; a molar. [Obs.]


Wang \Wang\, n. See Whang. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"penis," 1933, slang, probably from whangdoodle, an earlier term for "gadget, thing for which the correct name is not known." Many such words (thingy, dingus, etc.) have been used in slang for "penis," not because the actual name was unknown, but because it was unmentionable. Another possibility is that the slang word is a variant of whang "large, thick slice" (1630s), which earlier was used in the sense of "thong" (1530s) and is itself a variant of thwang, an alternative form of thong (see thong). In Old English, wang meant "cheek, jaw," hence wangtoð "cheek-tooth, molar."


Etymology 1 n. (context dialectal or obsolete English) cheek; the jaw. Etymology 2

n. 1 (context onomatopoeia English) The sound made when a hollow metal object is struck a glancing blow. 2 A slap; a blow. vb. 1 To batter; to clobber; to conk. 2 To throw hard. Etymology 3

alt. (context colloquial English) penis. n. (context colloquial English) penis.

Wang (surname)

Wang is the pinyin romanization of the Chinese surnames (Wáng) and (Wāng).

Wáng (王) was listed 8th on the famous Song Dynasty list of the Hundred Family Surnames; it is the most common surname in mainland China.

Wāng (汪) was 104th of the Hundred Family Surnames; it is the 58th-most-common surname in mainland China.


WANG (1330 AM) is a radio station broadcasting an Adult Standards/ MOR format to the Havelock, North Carolina, USA area. The station is owned by Alpha Media, through licensee Alpha Media Licensee LLC. WANG is limited to daytime operation only.

Wang (musical)

Wang is a musical (the sheet music indicates " comic opera") with music by Woolson Morse and book and lyrics by J. Cheever Goodwin. It was first produced in New York in 1891 by DeWolf Hopper and his company and featured Della Fox.

The show mixed comic opera material with burlesque and was set in Siam. The music does not have "Oriental" color, except for the title character's first entrance – on a "full scale imitation elephant" – and the wedding and coronation marches. The show was termed an "operatic burletta" because of the burlesque convention of having Fox wearing tights.

Usage examples of "wang".

For example, Wang Huan-ce travelled to India several times and made a copy of the Buddha image at Bodhgaya, the location where he achieved supreme enlightenment, which was then brought back to the Imperial Palace and served as the prototype for the Kongai-see temple.

That strike had been enough for Wang to win over Aikido, I remembered, but not in this case.

Three days passed, and Charlie and Ping Wang were still on board the coper, no boat bound for Grimsby having been met.

As soon as Charlie and Ping Wang saw the sailors, they guessed that the coper had been captured in British waters, and in their delight they jumped off the seat on which they had been sleeping and stood up on the cushions.

Leaving five men on the coper, to man it--three on deck and two in the saloon--he returned to his cutter, taking Charlie and Ping Wang with him.

Fred declared, as he recognised the officer of the revenue cutter, who had captured the coper in which his brother and Ping Wang were unwilling passengers.

My capture of that coper on which I found you and Ping Wang won the approval of the authorities, and, fortunately for me, I was able to effect another capture, about three weeks later.

Wang wrinkled her nose at the latest potpourri simmering on the decorative brazier, reminded Xiao Fei to dust the good-fortune frogs, then wandered off for her hair appointment while taking the morning receipts with her.

All the guy does is go to Wang Foo and get a sealed box that he takes back to Frisco.

It has thousands in bank notes - tribute from Wang Foo to the big noise out West.

That was the hour of his appointment with Wang Foo - the appointment he was to keep in place of the murdered Scanlon.

Vincent watched him curiously as Wang Foo went to a miniature pagoda standing in a corner near the door.

When Vincent looked at Wang Foo the old Chinaman had turned, and was holding two articles in his hands: one a large sealed package, the other a small teakwood box.

Wang Foo was a mild-appearing Chinaman, but nothing in his actions brought hope to the captive American.

At last, after minutes that seemed endless, Wang Foo arose from his desk and walked with tottering steps to a corner where Vincent could see a Chinese gong.