from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A thong or whip of hide or leather.
- n. A lashing blow, as of a whip.
- n. The sound of such a blow.
- n. Vulgar Slang The penis.
- transitive v. To beat or whip with a thong.
- transitive v. To beat with a sharp blow or blows.
- transitive v. To strike so as to produce a loud, reverberant noise.
- intransitive v. To produce a loud, reverberant noise.
- n. A loud, reverberant noise.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A penis.
- v. To make a noise such as something moving quickly through the air.
- v. To throw with a rapid slamming motion.
- v. To whack or beat.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A leather thong.
- n. A blow; whack.
- n. A large piece or slice; chunk.
- n. Formerly, a house-cleaning party.
- transitive v. To beat; thrash; bang; also, to throw, hurl, or fling about, violently.
- transitive v. To slice, esp. in large pieces; to chop.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To beat or bang; thwack; whack; flog; also, to throw with violence.
- To cut in large slices or strips; slice.
- To make or give out a banging noise.
- n. A thong, especially a leathern thong.
- n. A tough leather, such as is used for thongs, belt-lacing, etc. It is usually made of calf's hide, but sometimes of eelskin or the hide of a dog, woodchuck, racoon, etc.
- n. A blow or thwack; a whack; a beating or banging; a bang
- n. A cut; a piece; a slice; a chunk.
- n. Formerly, in Maine and some other parts of New England, a house-cleaning party; a gathering of neighbors to aid one of their number in cleaning house.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. attack forcefully
- v. propel or hit with force
- v. beat with force
- n. the act of hitting vigorously
Even those evil days of New England households, the annual house-cleaning, were robbed of some of their dismal terrors by what was known as a "whang," a gathering of a few friendly women neighbors to assist one another in that dire time, and thus speed and shorten the hours of misery.
All of a sudden, on a murky night, a light would hop up, right under our bows, almost, and an agonized voice, with the backwoods 'whang' to it, would wail out --
I heard a shell whang dead center into his helmet and ricochet inside.
In the old days, when Clete and I walked a beat on Canal and in the Quarter, a cop in trouble or chasing a perp would whang his baton on the pavement or a curb as a distress signal to other cops.
OTAY so i sweeps the oooshy grey goop into a pan wipe the dirt of wiff my sleeve plop the mess inta the cavernous gaping skull crater whang the parts ob skull into place
A good source to buy some organic astralagus/whang-ki: Mountain Rose Herbs.
Country blues performers can whang away on one chord for hours, working themselves and an audience into a lather.
I'm not sure I mentioned this previously, but that whang-whang-whang downtown is a common, if obnoxious, part of construction around here.
Will attempt to avoid both Shopping Mania and Construction Chaos in both cases -- difficult, as that whang...whang...whang of the pile-driver is just across a parking lot or two from my afternoon meeting, while some of the morning shopping is on the far side of a missing bridge...
So let use off be octo while oil bike the bil and wheel whang till wabblin befoul you but mere and mire trullopes will knaver mate a game on the bibby bobby burns of. —
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