\ ˈyiŋ-ˌyaŋ How to pronounce ying-yang (audio) \
variants: or less commonly ying yang

Definition of ying-yang

US slang
: anus, wazoo
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

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First Known Use of ying-yang

1968, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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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“Ying-yang.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ying-yang. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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