ying-yang

noun \ ˈyiŋ-ˌyaŋ \
variants: or less commonly ying yang

Definition of ying-yang

US slang
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 SteinbergThe Chicago Sun-Times27 Jan. 2015
  • “There are transitional fossils out the ying-yang,” says Eugenie Scott, executive director of the National Center for Science Education.
  • —Josh TyrangielTime10 June 2000

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Origin and Etymology of ying-yang

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


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