Green’s Dictionary of Slang

fang n.

[SE fang, an animal tooth; the pointed tapering part of anything which is embedded in something else]

1. [early 18C+] a tooth.

2. a finger.

3. (Aus.) one who seeks out loans [prior version of fang artist n.1 (1)].

4. [1950s–60s] (US black/jazz) in pl., the lips; thus, in fig. use, the equivalent of chops n.1 (3)

5. [1950s+] the penis; thus bury the fang, to have sexual intercourse.

In compounds

fang artist (n.)

see separate entries.

fang bandit (n.) (also fang carpenter, fang man, Mr Fang) [-bandit sfx (3)]

[1910s+] (Aus.) a dentist.

fang chovey (n.) [chovey n.]

[mid–late 19C] a dental surgery.

fang factory (n.)

[1970s+] a dental surgery.

fang faker (n.) [faker n. (6); cf. 20C milit. jargon fang-farrier, a dentist]

[late 19C] a dentist.

fang hustler (n.)

[1910s] a dentist.

fang job (n.)

[1960s] criticism, esp. a critical article.

fang-lifter (n.)

[1930s] (US Und.) a dentist.

In phrases

on the fang

[1900s] (Aus.) in speech, in speaking.