whang

noun (1)
\ˈhwaŋ, ˈwaŋ\

Definition of whang 

(Entry 1 of 4)

1 dialect

a : thong

b : rawhide

2 British : a large piece : chunk

3 often vulgar : penis

whang

verb (1)
whanged; whanging; whangs

Definition of whang (Entry 2 of 4)

transitive verb

1 dialect : beat, thrash

2 : to propel or strike with force

intransitive verb

: to beat or work with force or violence

whang

noun (2)

Definition of whang (Entry 3 of 4)

: a loud sharp vibrant or resonant sound

whang

verb (2)
whanged; whanging; whangs

Definition of whang (Entry 4 of 4)

intransitive verb

: to make a whang

transitive verb

: to strike with a whang

First Known Use of whang

Noun (1)

1536, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb (1)

1684, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun (2)

circa 1824, in the meaning defined above

Verb (2)

1728, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for whang

Noun (1)

alteration of Middle English thong, thwang

Noun (2)

imitative

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