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
- 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.
- n. A penis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A leather thong.
- transitive v. To beat; thrash; bang; also, to throw, hurl, or fling about, violently.
- transitive v. To slice, esp. in large pieces; to chop.
- n. A blow; whack.
- n. A large piece or slice; chunk.
- n. Formerly, a house-cleaning party.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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.
- 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 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
Dialectal variant of Middle English thong, thwang, thong; see thong.
Imitative.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Debuccalized (/θw/ > /hw/) from Scots thwang, cognate to thong. (Wiktionary)