Green’s Dictionary of Slang

hang v.4

1. (US) to behave, usu. in combs., e.g. hang loose v.; hang tough v.

[US]W. Irwin Love Sonnets of a Hoodlum XXI n.p.: I went to hang smile in front of me, But weeps were in my glimmers when I tried.
[UK](con. 1940s) D. MacCuish Do Not Go Gentle (1962) 210: Hang easy, buddy.
[US]C. Hiaasen Skin Tight 14: You want me to hang close today?
[US](con. 1985–90) P. Bourjois In Search of Respect 43: I saw the way you was hanging; and I got to know you better.

2. to endure, to suffer, to handle pressure.

[US]Eble Campus Sl. Spring 3: hang – to last, to keep going, especially when drinking, smoking marijuana, or partying hard: He can’t hang.
[US]R.C. Cruz Straight Outta Compton 65: ‘How you been, Dopehead?’ [...] ‘I’m hangin’’.

3. to leave someone waiting.

[US]C. White Life and Times of Little Richard 129: He let me hang for a couple of minutes; then he said, ‘That’s Maurice James’.

In phrases

hang loose

see separate entries.

hang tight (v.)

(US) to sit, to wait, esp. under pressure.

[US]W.D. Overholser Buckaroo’s Code (1948) 13: If you want to hang tight and get a dose of hot lead, it’s your business.
[US]T. O’Brien Going After Cacciato (1980) 70: Hang tight and we’ll have you out of here, pronto.
[Can](con. 1920s) O.D. Brooks Legs 126: Hang tight, here they come with a fist full of soft.
[US]N. McCall Makes Me Wanna Holler (1995) 189: He’d warned me to hang tight with my homies to keep hassles away.
J. Duckworth Power to the People 79: ‘Hang tight.’ ‘I’m hanging. . . don’t know how tight but I’m hanging.’.
hang tough

see separate entries.

hang with (v.)

1. (US) to associate with, to spend time with.

[US]E. Caldwell Tobacco Road (1958) 27: Lov’s wanting to hang up with Ellie May.
[US]‘Hal Ellson’ Golden Spike 144: I can hang with anyone, no matter what they do, but that doesn’t make me the same as them.
[US]N. Heard Howard Street 100: He’d known that Jimmy was hanging with a gang.
[US]S. King Stand (1990) 251: Vince had been one of them, [...] someone they hung with.
[US](con. 1964–73) W. Terry Bloods (1985) 4: There was only two black guys in my platoon [...] So I hung with the Mexicans.
[US] Dr Dre ‘Bitches Ain’t Shit’ [lyrics] But she was hangin’ with a white bitch doin’ the shit she do.
[US]K. Bruen ‘Fade To . . . Brooklyn’ in Brooklyn Noir 309: I got to hang with them as I had a rep for armed robbery.
[UK]J.J. Connolly Viva La Madness 18: It was good to hang with Mort in the Caribbean.
Star (Jamaica) 1 Sept. [Internet] Your boyfriend gave you a key which meant yu could ‘show up’ [...] without announcing your intention to come and hang with him.

2. (US) to handle a situation, to endure.

[US]Eble Campus Sl. Nov. 3: hang – to be able to cope with a situation: I can’t hang with partying all night.
[US]Eble Campus Sl. Fall 3: hang – make it, endure, put up with, settle for.
[US]T. Jones Pugilist at Rest 219: ‘I can hang with anybody.’ ‘You can hang with the big guy?’ ‘I can hang with anybody!’.
[US]Da Bomb Summer Supplement 7: Hang with (v.) To do as well as or better than someone at something.
how does that hang?

(US black) what do you think?

Queens View Affair Bk II Act VII [Internet] Perhaps Alice could be an acrobat, and Clint a strongman act, Chastity a Clown and the Colonel could do the human cannon ball? How does that hang with everybody?

In exclamations