whangee

noun

whan·​gee (h)waŋ-ˈē How to pronounce whangee (audio) -ˈgē How to pronounce whangee (audio)
1
: the wood of any of several Asian bamboos (genus Phyllostachys)
2
: a walking stick or riding crop of whangee

Word History

Etymology

probably modification of Chinese (Beijing) huáng bamboo

First Known Use

1776, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of whangee was in 1776

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“Whangee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whangee. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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