Wrang vs Whang - What's the difference?

wrang | whang |

As verbs the difference between wrang and whang

is that wrang is (wring) while whang is (chiefly|of an object) to make a noise such as something moving quickly through the air.

As a noun whang is

(uk|us|dialect|informal|dated) a leather thong.




  • (wring)
  • ----




  • To squeeze or twist tightly so that liquid is forced out.
  • You must wring your wet jeans before hanging them out to dry.
  • * Bible, Judg. vi. 38
  • He rose up early on the morrow, and thrust the fleece together, and wringed the dew out of the fleece.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Your overkindness doth wring tears from me.
  • To obtain by force.
  • The police said they would wring the truth out of that heinous criminal.
  • To hold tightly and press or twist.
  • Some of the patients waiting in the dentist's office were wringing their hands nervously.
    He said he'd wring my neck if I told his girlfriend.
    He wrung my hand enthusiastically when he found out we were related.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • The king began to find where his shoe did wring him.
  • * Bible, Leviticus i. 15
  • The priest shall bring it [a dove] unto the altar, and wring off his head
  • To writhe; to twist, as if in anguish.
  • To kill and animal, usually poultry, by breaking its neck by twisting.
  • * Shakespeare
  • 'Tis all men's office to speak patience / To those that wring under the load of sorrow.
  • To pain; to distress; to torment; to torture.
  • * Clarendon
  • Too much grieved and wrung by an uneasy and strait fortune.
  • * Addison
  • Didst thou taste but half the griefs / That wring my soul, thou couldst not talk thus coldly.
  • To distort; to pervert; to wrest.
  • * Whitgift
  • How dare men thus wring the Scriptures?
  • To subject to extortion; to afflict, or oppress, in order to enforce compliance.
  • * Shakespeare
  • To wring the widow from her 'customed right.
  • * Hayward
  • The merchant adventurers have been often wronged and wringed to the quick.
  • (nautical) To bend or strain out of its position.
  • to wring a mast


    * * English irregular verbs ----



    Etymology 1



    (en verb)
  • (chiefly, of an object) To make a noise such as something moving quickly through the air.
  • *
  • (informal) To throw with a rapid slamming motion.
  • * 1993 , (illustrator), The Fields of Home , page 31:
  • I don't know how long it might have gone on if Grandfather hadn't lost his temper. He swung the bridle up over his head and whanged it down across the buckskin's rump.
  • (US, slang) To whack or beat.
  • I ought to have whanged him one in the eye.

    Etymology 2

    Debuccalized (.

    Alternative forms



    (en noun)
  • (UK, US, dialect, informal, dated) A leather thong.
  • (slang) A penis.