Definitions

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

  • noun The penis.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A dialectal reduction of whang.
  • noun The jaw, jaw-bone, or cheek-bone.
  • noun A cheek-tooth or grinder.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Obs. or Prov. Eng. See whang.
  • noun Obs. or Prov. Eng. The jaw, jawbone, or cheek bone.
  • noun Prov. Eng. A slap; a blow.
  • noun [Obs.] a cheek tooth; a molar.

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  • noun Cheek; the jaw.
  • noun onomatopoeia The sound made when a hollow metal object is struck a glancing blow.
  • verb To batter; to clobber; to conk.
  • verb To throw hard.
  • noun colloquial Penis.

Etymologies

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

[Alteration of whang.]

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From Middle English wange, from Old English wange ("jaw, cheek"), from Proto-Germanic *wangōn (“cheek”), from Proto-Indo-European *wenǵ- (“neck, cheek”). Cognate with Scots wan, wang ("cheek"), West Frisian wang ("cheek"), Dutch wang ("cheek"), German Wange ("cheek"), Icelandic vanga ("cheek"), Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌲𐌲𐌰- (wagga-) in 𐍅𐌰𐌲𐌲𐌰𐍂𐌴𐌹𐍃 (waggareis, "pillow, cushion").

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(onomatopoeia)

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Origin uncertain. Perhaps short for whangdoodle ("gadget, doodad"), or from whang ("stour, thick slice", also "thong"), from thwang ("thong"). See thong.

Examples

  • A wayward wang is not grounds for resignation or impeachment.

    Sanford returns to SC as Republicans mull his fate

  • Seroiusly, do these idiots pay any attention to the LAW they are charged with upholding or has it really all just become a game of waving the wang from the soapbox to pander to subsets of the public identified by polling?

    Abortion issue clouds health care debate

  • Eibmoz says: he only wants to know because his wang is larger in metric

    MANDRAKE THE LADYBOY!

  • Jing ke ci qin wang better known as The Emperor and the Assassin - I like Chen Kaige's eye almost as much as I like his writing (Temptress Moon, Farewell My Concubine).

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  • Jing ke ci qin wang better known as The Emperor and the Assassin - I like Chen Kaige's eye almost as much as I like his writing (Temptress Moon, Farewell My Concubine).

    weekend films

  • The Tibetan term wang, usually translated as “initiation,” literally means an empowerment.

    Essentials for Taking a Kalachakra Initiation

  • January 6th, 2010 at 1: 55 am anonymous @291: Moralistic “my wang is bigger” contests don’t strike me as the highest of pursuits to aspire to either.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Real Torture Debate

  • Moralistic “my wang is bigger” contests don’t strike me as the highest of pursuits to aspire to either.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Real Torture Debate

  • These teachings and the sacred phrase wang yan qi lou remind us that we have to be careful of our speech.

    Tao II

  • These teachings and the sacred phrase wang yan qi lou remind us that we have to be careful of our speech.

    Tao II

Comments

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  • Much like widget, gadget, thingamajig, thingamabob (et al.), wing wang (sometimes hyphenated) is a placeholder name for a real thing. For instance, the widget is broken. Or the thingamajig is loose. These are words that can be used in place of actual items who’s identity are not known.

    I am in favor for the increased usage of wing wang. For example, “the wing wang detached so the phlange panel fell off�?. Using the term, wing wang is a great way to add variety to your repertoire.

    Further, I admonish the usage of the word wang in its verb form. Wang v. To hit or strike with great force. Ex. I wanged my knee against the table.

    Discuss.

    November 12, 2007

  • Wing-wang for me means penis. E.g. P.J. O'Rourke's classic 1978 article "How to Drive Fast on Drugs While Getting Your Wing-Wang Squeezed and Not Spill Your Drink".

    See also wing-wang.

    November 12, 2007