nang

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

nang (plural nangs)

  1. (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 hello.net.au and start.net.au, “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).
Quotations[edit]
  • 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[edit]

Multi-ethnic London English, from Jamaican Vernacular English nyanga, potentially from West African languages, such as Mende nyanga or Hausa yàngá.

Adjective[edit]

nang (comparative more nang, superlative most nang)

  1. (UK, slang, chiefly London) excellent; awesome; masterful; deeply satisfying.
    That was well nang!
Synonyms[edit]

Bau Bidayuh[edit]

Noun[edit]

nang

  1. shrimp (decapod crustacean)

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

nang

  1. Nonstandard spelling of nāng.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of náng.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of nǎng.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of nàng.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Tagalog[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

nang

  1. when
  2. that, who, which

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Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nang

  1. follicle