Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Thing.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Middle English form of thong.

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  • noun slang a thing: usually used to denote a known fad or popular activity

Etymologies

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

[Pronunciation spelling of thing as pronounced in African American Vernacular English and regional dialects of the American South .]

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An altered spelling of thing, representing pronunciation in the southern United States.

Examples

  • And although Sarah Churchwell's assertion (A neologism thang, innit, 10 May) that the -ize spelling is "much-maligned (in Britain)" may be true in some quarters, it isn't here at Oxford, where -ize remains, as it always has been, the preferred form.

    Letters: The 'ize' have it

  • While most people accept that language will change with use and time, Sarah Churchwell appears to justify the increasing Americanisation of British English A neologism thang, innit, 10 May.

    Letters: Mind your English language

  • It used to be pretty, but now its just pretty fat and pretty invisible. i can relate my friend, i can relate! this marriage with children thang is all so very much a love hate relationship - a mixed curse, uh blessing, indeed!

    Mommy Maria welcomes you « Bored Mommy

  • Feds bustin 'in the door and snatchin' ever'thang from a Bush appointee?

    The Fall Of The House Of Bush

  • Feds bustin 'in the door and snatchin' ever'thang from a Bush appointee?

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • And one more before I go do that writin 'thang ...

    Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street

  • If the whole Jesus thang is a beat-up, well, what can it hurt?

    Just to say --

  • In due course I'll have a natter here about the whole tie-in thang, in all its controversial glory.

    Phew! Head space is all cleared again ...

  • Psychodelic as his good friend Eddie Hazel, and a Jimi influence but the whole thang is in a new context with Zo also on the digital horns.

    View from the Northern Border

  • Psychodelic as his good friend Eddie Hazel, and a Jimi influence but the whole thang is in a new context with Zo also on the digital horns.

    View from the Northern Border

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  • a slang word meaning "thing"

    June 10, 2009