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  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: wăng; IPA(key): /wæŋ/
  • (General American) enPR: wāng; IPA(key): /weɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -æŋ, -eɪŋ


wang (plural wangs)

  1. Alternative spelling of whang

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.

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

  • whang

wang (plural wangs)

  1. (colloquial) Penis.
  • See Thesaurus:penis
  • AgNW, Ngwa, g'wan, gawn, gnaw, gwan

From Dutch wang.

wang (plural wange)

  1. cheek

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

  • IPA(key): /ʋɑŋ/
  • Hyphenation: wang
  • Rhymes: -ɑŋ

wang f (plural wangen, diminutive wangetje n)

  1. cheek
  • appelwang
  • roodwangara
  • wangzak
  • witwanghoenderkoet
  • witwangstern
  • Afrikaans: wang


  1. boat

From Malay wang (money).


  1. (informal) Informal spelling of uang (money).

From either Teochew (uang5, king) or Mandarin (wáng, king).


  1. palace, king's residence.
  • “wang” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia, Jakarta: Agency for Language Development and Cultivation – Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia, 2016.


  1. boat
  • IPA(key): [waŋ]


  1. into


  1. to enter
  • Hkaw Luk (2017) A grammatical sketch of Lacid[5], Chiang Mai: Payap University (master thesis)

Possibly from Hokkien (oân, round; currency).

wang (Jawi spelling واڠ, informal 1st possessive wangku, 2nd possessive wangmu, 3rd possessive wangnya)

  1. money
  2. cash
  • Indonesian: uang
  • Hokkien: (hoáng)
  • duit
  • “wang” in Pusat Rujukan Persuratan Melayu | Malay Literary Reference Centre, Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 2017.


  1. Romanization of ᠸᠠᠩ


  1. Nonstandard spelling of wāng.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of wáng.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of wǎng.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of wàng.
  • Transcriptions of Mandarin into the Latin script often do not distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without indication of tone.
  • Learned borrowing from Old Javanese wwaṅ (people, person). Cognate with Javanese wong.
  • IPA(key): /waːŋ/
  • Hyphenation: wang
  • Rhymes: -aŋ


  1. people; person
  2. human being
  • ugang


  1. boat
  • wong

From Proto-Germanic *wangaz.

  • IPA(key): /wɑnɡ/, [wɑŋɡ]

wang m (nominative plural wangas)

  1. (poetic) plain, field, ground
    • 1963, Paull Franklin Baum, Riddle 11, Anglo-Saxon Riddles of the Exeter Book
  • neorxnawang
  • English: wong


  1. boat

From Old Frisian *wange, from Proto-Germanic *wangô.

wang n (plural wangen, diminutive wankje)

  1. cheek
  • wangga


  1. cheek
  • 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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