stang

1 of 2

verb

stanged; stanging; stangs

transitive verb

chiefly Scotland
: sting

stang

2 of 2

noun

chiefly Scotland
: pang

Word History

Etymology

Verb

Middle English, from Old Norse stanga to prick; akin to Old Norse stinga to sting

First Known Use

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1513, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stang was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near stang

Cite this Entry

“Stang.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stang. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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