One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
adjectiveNorthern English, Scottish
1Extremely crowded or full.‘it was thrang with a cool student crowd’
- ‘The diary describes the area as thrang with Scots mercenaries.’
- ‘Our glens were thrang with the laughter of children and the lowing of cattle.’
- ‘The letters pages of newspapers are thrang with diatribes on both sides.’
- 1.1 Very busy.‘she had another grumble at how thrang she was’
- ‘We're terribly driven, since trade grew so thrang.’
- ‘He is always very thrang, as there's always something to be seen to.’
- ‘He's that thrang somewhere abroad he hasn't time.’
Late Middle English thrang, gethrang ‘crowd, tumult’, related to throng.
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