wang

wang

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English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /wæŋ/

Etymology 1

From Middle English wange, from Old English wange (jaw, cheek), from Proto-Germanic *wangô (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 *𐍅𐌰𐌲𐌲𐍉 (*waggō) in 𐍅𐌰𐌲𐌲𐌰𐍂𐌴𐌹𐍃 (waggareis, pillow, cushion), Italian guancia (cheek).

Noun

wang (plural wangs)

  1. (dialectal or obsolete) The cheek; the jaw.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chaucer to this entry?)
Derived terms
  • wangtooth
Related terms
  • wanger

Etymology 2

Onomatopoeic.

Alternative forms

  • whang

Noun

wang (plural wangs)

  1. (onomatopoeia) The sound made when a hollow metal object is struck a glancing blow.
  2. A slap; a blow.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)

Verb

wang (third-person singular simple present wangs, present participle wanging, simple past and past participle wanged)

  1. (transitive) To batter; to clobber; to conk.
  2. (transitive) To throw hard.
Translations

Etymology 3

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

Alternative forms

  • whang

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /wæŋ/, /wɒŋ/

Noun

wang (plural wangs)

  1. (colloquial) penis.
    • 1969, Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five, New York: Dial, 2005, Chapter 5, pp. 168-169,[4]
      Montana was naked, and so was Billy, of course. He had a tremendous wang, incidentally. You never know who’ll get one.

Anagrams

  • Ngwa, gawn, gnaw, gwan

Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch wang.

Noun

wang (plural wange)

  1. cheek

Dutch

Etymology

From Old Dutch *wanga, from Proto-Germanic *wangô (cheek), from Proto-Indo-European *wenǵ- (neck, cheek).

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɑŋ
  • IPA(key): /ʋɑŋ/

Noun

wang f (plural wangen, diminutive wangetje n)

  1. cheek

Indonesian

Etymology 1

From Malay wang (money).

Noun

wang

  1. (informal) uang.

Etymology 2

From Min Nan (uang5, king).

Noun

wang

  1. palace, king's residence.

Further reading

  • “wang” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

Malay

Noun

wang (Jawi spelling واڠ‎, informal first-person possessive wangku, informal second-person possessive wangmu, third-person possessive wangnya)

  1. money
  2. cash

Mandarin

Romanization

wang

  1. Nonstandard spelling of wāng.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of wáng.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of wǎng.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of wàng.

Usage notes

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Old English

Alternative forms

  • wong, ƿang

Etymology

Cognate with Old Saxon wang, Old High German -wang (in holzwang), Old Norse vangr (Swedish vång), Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌲𐌲𐍃 (waggs).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /wɑŋɡ/

Noun

wang m (nominative plural wangas)

  1. (poetic) plain, field, ground
    • 1963, Paull Franklin Baum, Riddle 11, Anglo-Saxon Riddles of the Exeter Book
      sæs me sind ealle flodas on fæðmum / ⁊ þas foldan bearm grene wongas
      All seas and waters are in my embraces, and the bosom of earth and the green fields.

Declension

Derived terms

  • neorxnawang

Descendants

  • English: wong

Woiwurrung

Alternative forms

  • wangga

Noun

wang

  1. cheek

References

  • Barry J. Blake, Woiwurrung, in The Aboriginal Language of Melbourne and Other Sketches (1991; edited by R. M. W. Dixon and Barry J. Blake; OUP, Handbook of Australian Languages 4), pages 31–124

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