Definition of "whang" [whang]

  • A thong or whip of hide or leather. (noun)
  • A lashing blow, as of a whip. (noun)
  • The sound of such a blow. (noun)
  • Vulgar Slang The penis. (noun)
  • To beat or whip with a thong. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "whang" in a sentence
  • "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."