1. a reverberating blow.
|Burlesque Homer (3rd edn) 7: Then whang / His bowstring rattl’d with a twang.|
|Their Pilgrimage (2004) 91: [It] is not always covered and subdued into a harmonious whole by the whang of the bass drum.|
|F&H].Up at a Villa n.p.: Bang, whang, whang, goes the drum [|
|Rat 4: And then ‘whang comes something’ – half a brick or a great stick.|
|Wildcat 207: Whang! A quick swing with a loaded club tamed the military Wildcat considerably.|
|(con. 1900s–10s) 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.
|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.|
|Popular Dict. Aus. Sl.|
3. (US, also whangdanger) an excellent thing; also as adj.
|Free To Love 184: Graber’s given me a whang of an idea for a yarn.|
|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].
|in 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.|
|in Limerick (1953) 5: A lady while dining at Crewe / Found an elephant’s whang in her stew.|
|in Ozark Folksongs and Folklore (1992) II 655: His whang hung down below his knees.|
|Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1964) 60: He’s got a whang that could choke a horse.|
|Mama Black Widow 108: He poked his gigantic whang into her.|
|Blue Movie (1974) 179: Holy Christ [...] look at the whang on that coon!|
|Glitter Dome (1982) 267: I got a limber whang, Wing! I don’t get straight I might as well become a priest!|
|Nubile Treat [Internet] She longed to know what his whang looked like, especially after his voice deepened and he matured.|
see step on one’s dick under dick n.1
see have a whack at under whack n.1