from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Past tense and a past participle of hang. See Usage Note at hang.
  • adj. Vulgar Slang Having large genitals. Used of males.
  • adj. Slang Anxious; nervous.
  • adj. Slang Overly involved or preoccupied; hung up.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of hang.
  • adj. Suspended by hanging.
  • adj. Having hanging additions or appendages.
  • adj. Of a jury, unable to reach a unanimous verdict in a trial.
  • adj. Of a legislature, lacking a majority political party.
  • adj. Of a computer or similar device, receiving power but not functioning as desired; working very slowly or not at all. The condition is often corrected by rebooting the computer.
  • adj. Having a large penis (often preceded by an adverb, e.g. well hung).
  • adj. having a penis of a certain size

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imp. & p. p. of hang.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Preterit and past participle of hang.


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