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Whang \Whang\, n. [Cf. Thong.] A leather thong. [Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U. S.]


Whang \Whang\, v. t.

  1. To beat; thrash; bang; also, to throw, hurl, or fling about, violently. [Scot. & Dial. Eng.]

  2. To slice, esp. in large pieces; to chop. [Scot.]


Whang \Whang\, n.

  1. A blow; whack. [Dial. or Colloq.]

  2. A large piece or slice; chunk. [Scot. & Dial. Eng.]

  3. Formerly, a house-cleaning party. [Local, U. S.]


Etymology 1 n. 1 (cx dialect colloquial English) A blow; a whack. 2 (cx Britain Scotland dialect colloquial English) A large piece or slice; a chunk. 3 (cx US dialect dated English) A house-cleaning party. vb. 1 (context chiefly of an object English) To make a noise such as something moving quickly through the air. 2 (context informal transitive English) To throw with a rapid slamming motion. 3 (context US Scotland Britain dialect slang English) To whack or beat. 4 (cx Scotland English) To slice, especially into large pieces; to chop. Etymology 2

alt. 1 (context UK US dialect informal dated English) A leather thong. 2 (context slang English) A penis. n. 1 (context UK US dialect informal dated English) A leather thong. 2 (context slang English) A penis.

  1. n. the act of hitting vigorously; "he gave the table a whack" [syn: knock, belt, rap, whack]

  2. v. beat with force

  3. propel or hit with force; "whang the ball"

  4. attack forcefully; "whang away at the school reform plan"


Whang may refer to:

  • Huang (disambiguation)
  • Wang (disambiguation)

Usage examples of "whang".

I would go out and whang the SkyVue until Mother shouted that the reception was fine again.

He had no idea, but the vicious rattle of a machine-gun from somewhere near at hand, and the shrill whang of bullets striking his machine, brought him back from his semi-stunned condition with a rush, and suggested the immediate need for cover.

Up in the hills a lot of bandits, which called themselves revolutionary armies, was raising hell, and all I couldst hear was talk about General Yun Chei, and General Whang Shan, and General Feng, which they said was really a white man.

Folks said Yun and Feng had joined up against Whang, and some tall battling was expected, and the foreigners was all piling down out of the interior.

I have temporarily allied our forces, because our mutual enemy, General Whang Shan, is somewhere in the vicinity.

General Whang has a force greater than ours, and he likewise possesses an airplane, which he flies himself.

All the other nags are fastened up and guarded so nobody can desert and carry news of our whereabouts to General Whang, which would give a leg to know, so he could raid us.

Yun Chei knows he can trust me not to, because Whang wants to cut off my head.

The door came swinging shut, and whanged into our legs, which hung outside.

I charged out to the earth station, climbed the ladder, and whanged on the converter forty, fifty, sixty times, then lost count and whanged some more.

I heard neither music nor gunshots from the living room, and I feared that in my zeal for insanity-free reception, I had whanged the block converter into electronics heaven.

The left rear tire squealed, and we whanged off the jack, heading toward the three cars that had overshot us.

Finally, I ran out to the dish and whanged the block converter with the crescent wrench.

Catch hold of the thing, Ginger, as though you were whanging a shot off.

Now the man had rolled over and was firing on the van, the rounds whanging its side and sending chips of paint flying.