ying-yang

noun

variants or less commonly ying yang
US slang
: anus, wazoo
Phrases
up the ying-yang or less commonly out the ying-yang US slang
: in very large amounts : in excess
When you have money up the ying-yang, you have go-fers, and you send them.Neil Steinberg, The Chicago Sun-Times, 27 Jan. 2015
“There are transitional fossils out the ying-yang,” says Eugenie Scott, executive director of the National Center for Science Education.Josh Tyrangiel, Time, 10 June 2000

Word History

Etymology

earlier also “penis, coitus,” reduplicative expressive compound (with similar phonetic components as in earlier ding-dong, dong “penis,” wang, whang “penis”)

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ying-yang was in 1968

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“Ying-yang.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ying-yang. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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