peng

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See also: PEng, Peng, P'eng, Péng, péng, pèng, pēng, pěng, and peng-

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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From romanizations of the Mandarin pronunciation of Chinese (péng).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɛŋ/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛŋ

Noun[edit]

peng (plural pengs)

  1. (Chinese mythology) A legendary enormous bird.
    Synonym: roc
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Hokkien (peng, “ice”).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

peng (not comparable)

  1. (Manglish, Singlish, chiefly attributive, of a drink) Iced; with ice added.
    • 1992 February 21, HanLin Goh, “touchy subject”, in soc.culture.asean (Usenet):
      Gimme two laksa, one milo peng!
    • 1992 August 4, Beng Ting, “Malaysian food”, in soc.culture.asean (Usenet):
      Mamak, give me a "capati", extra large, bawang banyak-banyak; one ice kacang, two milo peng, tiga teh tarik...
    • 2005 May 14, Ir. Liew, “Re: XX Pc User 2 - usb2COM.jpg”, in tmnet.communities (Usenet):
      *sputters kopi peng across monitor screen*
    • 2018 August, Trisha N, quoting Everling Ang, “Ang’s ‘kopi peng’ is worth waiting half an hour for”, in The Star[1], →OCLC:
      I make various types of hot and cold drinks but the most popular is my kopi peng.
Usage notes[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Etymology unknown, attested in the UK c. 2000. Documented possibilities include:

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

peng (comparative penger, superlative pengest)

  1. (chiefly MTE, MLE) Physically or sexually attractive.
    Synonyms: fit, hot; see also Thesaurus:attractive, Thesaurus:sexy
    • 2011, “Bulldozers”, in Ancient Future, performed by Cyrus Malachi:
      Spread your chick like a centrefold / 'Cause she's penger than a scented rose.
    • 2016, “DPMO”, in Gunna Grimes (lyrics), #FingsOnThings, performed by 86:
      I link for the peng, then I go link for the mud / I just stepped on the ends, sideman don't give me no spud
    • 2017 September 22, “Man's Not Hot”‎[2]performed by Big Shaq [Michael Dapaah]:
      I see a peng girl, then I pose (chillin') / If she ain't on it, I ghost
    • 2020 October 23, Triggy (lyrics and music), “Po’style”, 1:57–02:01:
      Look at the decors, hello, hola, who is that lengers?
    • 2021 February 2, #CHR​ W2rksy x DB (lyrics and music), “No Cap”, 1:13–1:16 and 1:59–2:08:
      I need me a big bat one, that’s a leng ting […]
      Baby, baby, hold it down, why not waste, back side brown, no panties under that gown, golden brown, peng, leng, hold that skeng, bad b come link me a ten
    • 2023, Nathan Bryon, Tom Melia, directed by Raine Allen-Miller, Rye Lane:
      Dom (David Jonsson): You know, you're very—
      Yas (Vivian Oparah): Peng? Refreshingly disarming?
      Dom: You ask a lot of questions.
  2. (chiefly MTE, MLE) Of the highest quality; excellent; splendid.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:excellent
    • 2016 December 9, Adam Boult, quoting Elijah Quashie, “These brilliant videos about London's takeaway chicken shops are a YouTube hit”, in The Daily Telegraph[3]:
      It caught me off guard because it was hench. My mind was like, ‘right, this burger’s hench’. I looked at it, right, ‘that look peng’, and it hit me two thirds of the way in, I clocked that the burger was not peng at all, it was just hench.
    • 2017, Joseph Barnes Phillips, Big Foot ...and Tiny Little Heartstrings:
      I'm not usually on African food, but the smell of that jollof is peng right now my dawg!
    • 2018 November 12, DigDat (lyrics and music), “Air Force (Remix)”‎[4] ft. K Trap, Krept, and Konan:
      I just hit two cells with my right hand
      Peng bujj got my fiends all coughing
Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Thorne, Tony (2014) Dictionary of Contemporary Slang, Bloomsbury, →ISBN, page 329

Acehnese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay keping, perhaps through Batak hepeng.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

peng

  1. money

Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pignus.[1]

Noun[edit]

peng m (plural pengje, definite pengu, definite plural pengjet)

  1. (law) pledge, pawn
  2. hostage
  3. feeling of regret, unfulfilled desire, wishful thinking
  4. (figurative) token of assurance

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir E. (1998), “peng”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden; Boston; Köln: Brill, →ISBN, page 315

German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

peng

  1. bang (a verbal emulation of a sudden percussive sound)

Further reading[edit]

  • peng” in Duden online
  • peng” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From an onomatopoeic (sound-imitative) root + -g (frequentative suffix).[1] Compare pendül.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

peng

  1. (intransitive) to ring, jingle, clink (to give out a loud, resonant sound as when striking together two pieces of metal)
  2. (intransitive, of musical instrument) to twang

Conjugation[edit]

or

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ peng in Zaicz, Gábor (ed.). Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (‘Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN.  (See also its 2nd edition.)

Further reading[edit]

  • peng in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

peng

  1. Nonstandard spelling of pēng.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of péng.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of pěng.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of pèng.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Transcriptions of Mandarin into the Latin script often do not distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without indication of tone.

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

peng m (definite singular pengen, indefinite plural pengar, definite plural pengane)

  1. Alternative form of penge

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse peningr and pengr.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

peng c

  1. a coin
  2. (chiefly in the plural) money
    Du ska få en peng när du fyller.
    You'll get money for your birthday.
    Nyutbildade får inga pengar till semester.
    Graduates get no money for vacation.
    Pengarna eller livet!
    The money or your life!

Usage notes[edit]

  • The first sample sentence (Du ska få en peng) gives evidence of a rare exception where the singular of peng is used to mean money, and not a coin. Another example is veckopeng/månadspeng, meaning weekly/monthly allowance. However, compounds are formed with the ancient plural genitive penga-.

Declension[edit]

Declension of peng 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative peng pengen pengar pengarna
Genitive pengs pengens pengars pengarnas

Synonyms[edit]

(coin):

(money):

Derived terms[edit]

(coin):

(money):

References[edit]