Definition of well-hung 

1 : hung skillfully and therefore working readily and freely : fluent in speech : glib a well-hung tongue

2 : attached or suspended so as to hang well a well-hung skirt

3 : hung long enough to acquire the proper flavor used chiefly of game

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First Known Use of well-hung

1648, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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