\ ˈthaŋ How to pronounce thang (audio) \
plural thangs

Definition of thang

US slang
: thing "When it comes to music, man, there ain't but one place to pay attention to right now. It's a Long Beach thang."— Domino … in tonight's season 3 premiere [of Shark Tank], Mark Cuban shakes his groove thang— Dalton Ross Work it out! Do your thang!Vibe

First Known Use of thang

1932, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thang

variant of thing, reflecting lowering and diphthongization of \i\ ([ɪ]) before velar consonants by some African Americans and speakers in the American South

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“Thang.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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