Green’s Dictionary of Slang

whang n.1

[whang v. (1)]

1. a reverberating blow.

[UK]Bridges Burlesque Homer (3rd edn) 7: Then whang / His bowstring rattl’d with a twang.
[US]C.D. Warner Their Pilgrimage (2004) 91: [It] is not always covered and subdued into a harmonious whole by the whang of the bass drum.
[UK]Browning Up at a Villa n.p.: Bang, whang, whang, goes the drum [F&H].
[UK]G.M. Hewett Rat 4: And then ‘whang comes something’ – half a brick or a great stick.
[US]H. Wiley Wildcat 207: Whang! A quick swing with a loaded club tamed the military Wildcat considerably.
Sydney Sportsman (Surry Hills, NSW ) 7 Jan. 7/3: Looking for little holes [...] to whack a deadly whang into the belly.
[US](con. 1900s–10s) Dos Passos 42nd Parallel in USA (1966) 213: There were the sharp whang of the golf balls and the flutter of bright dresses on lawn.

2. (Aus.) a large piece, a share, a portion.

[Aus]Three Years Practical Experience of a Settler in NSW in Sydney Monitor 14 Nov. 1838 2/4: I then pull out my pocket knife, draw a damper (bread), cut off a whang, and put a bit of beef on it.
Adelaide Obs. 11 Aug. 3/4: All the carters coming in with hay and straw and roots and vegetables stopped for their cup of tea and coffee and their big whang of bread.
[Aus]Baker Popular Dict. Aus. Sl.

3. (US, also whangdanger) an excellent thing; also as adj.

[US]J. Dixon Free To Love 184: Graber’s given me a whang of an idea for a yarn.
[US]W. Guthrie Bound for Glory (1969) 400: ‘What th’ hell you doin?’ he said back in the crowd. ‘Runnin’ f’r office with that whang-danger music box?’.

4. (orig. US) the penis, usu. large [the aggressive image of the penis as that which ‘hits’ the vagina].

[US] in Randolph & Legman Ozark Folksongs and Folklore (1992) I 496: When the Lord made father Adam, / They say he laughed and sang, / He sewed him up the belly / With a little piece of whang. [...] Said he, ’Tis but eight inches, / So I’ll just let it hang, / And he left on Adam’s belly / That little piece of whang.
[US] in G. Legman Limerick (1953) 5: A lady while dining at Crewe / Found an elephant’s whang in her stew.
[US] in Randolph & Legman Ozark Folksongs and Folklore (1992) II 655: His whang hung down below his knees.
[US]M. Richler Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1964) 60: He’s got a whang that could choke a horse.
[UK]‘Count Palmiro Vicarion’ Limericks 106: It would be diverting / To see him inserting / His whang.
[US]‘Iceberg Slim’ Mama Black Widow 108: He poked his gigantic whang into her.
[US]T. Southern Blue Movie (1974) 179: Holy Christ [...] look at the whang on that coon!
[US]J. Wambaugh Glitter Dome (1982) 267: I got a limber whang, Wing! I don’t get straight I might as well become a priest!
[US]‘Bill E. Goodhead’ Nubile Treat [Internet] She longed to know what his whang looked like, especially after his voice deepened and he matured.

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