Definition of whang in English:

whang

verb

[NO OBJECT]informal
  • 1 Make or produce a loud noise.

    ‘the cheerleader whanged on a tambourine’
    • ‘Johnny's shrill harmonica joined the whang of the guitar to make a sound powerful enough to bring the walls down.’
    1. 1.1[with object]Strike or throw heavily and loudly.
      ‘he whanged down the receiver’
      • ‘He went for the cylinder wrench, which he then used for the non-standard purpose of vigorously whanging the valve with strong overhand strokes.’
    2. 1.2[no object]Drive at speed.
      ‘we whanged round the bend’

noun

informal
  • 1A noisy blow.

    ‘he gave a whang with his hammer’
  • 2

    variant form of whanger

Origin

Late 17th century (in the sense ‘strike as if with a thong’): variant of thong; senses describing noise are imitative.

Pronunciation:

whang

/waŋ/