Nano vs Nang - What's the difference?

nano | nang |

As an adjective nano

is .




  • The nanotechnology industry, or a product of such industry
  • Usage notes

    * Often used attributively and in compounds


    * OED 2003


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    Etymology 1


    (en noun)
  • (Australia, slang) A metal bulb filled with nitrous oxide gas, inhaled for its disassociative effects, normally intended as a propellant for whipped cream.
  • * 1996 March 5, Justin O'Brien, “how long before you peak on acid?”, alt.drugs, Usenet
  • I reckon the thing that brings on a trip the quickest is definitly a nang (nitrous oxide bulb) while listening to REALLY intense music
  • * 1998 October 18, “noise” from and, “H ?”, alt.drugs.hard, Usenet
  • "helicopters" these days refers to those silly hats with propellers on top, which come with a free ounce of smack at any local K-mart. Y'know, next to the nangs (or bulbs - nitrous oxide for whipped cream).
    * 1994 February 10, Paul Hermsen, “Australian Aborigines, altered states and psychedelics”, alt.pagan, Usenet *: The circular roaring of the bullroarer simulated the rhythmic "nang'-' nang " effect of nitrous.

    Etymology 2

    Multicultural London English, from nyanga , potentially from West African languages, such as (etyl) nyanga or (etyl) .


    (en adjective)
  • excellent; awesome; masterful; deeply satisfying.
  • Synonyms
    * awesome, wicked, bad, cool, dope, excellent, far out, groovy, rad, See also Multicultural London English ----