peng

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

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Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

peng (usually uncountable, plural pengs)

  1. (Chinese mythology) A legendary enormous bird.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Hokkien (peng, “ice”).

Adjective[edit]

peng (not comparable)

  1. (Singapore, Malaysia, colloquial) iced; with ice added
    • 1992 February 21, Goh, HanLin, “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, Liew, Ir., “Re: XX Pc User 2 - usb2COM.jpg”, in tmnet.communities, Usenet:
      *sputters kopi peng across monitor screen*
    • 2018 August, N, Trisha, quoting Everling Ang, “Ang’s ‘kopi peng’ is worth waiting half an hour for”, in The Star[1], OCLC 769589601:
      I make various types of hot and cold drinks but the most popular is my kopi peng.

Etymology 3[edit]

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

  1. From Jamaican Creole kushempeng (high-quality marijuana).[en 1]
  2. From clipping of penguin (flightless sea bird), deemed quintessentially cute.[en 1]
  3. From Cantonese jau6 peng4 jau6 leng3 (cheap and also good quality) see also 平靚正 peng4 leng3 zeng3 (low cost, high quality) often heard from hawkers in major chinatowns

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Adjective[edit]

peng (comparative penger, superlative pengest)

  1. (MLE) Physically or sexually attractive.
    Synonyms: fit, hot
    • 2011, “Bulldozers”, in Ancient Future, performed by Cyrus Malachi:
      Spread your chick like a centrefold / 'Cause she's penger than a scented rose.
    • 2016, Gunna Grimes (lyrics), “DPMO”, in #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
    • 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
  2. (MLE) Of the highest quality; excellent; splendid.
    • 2016 December 9, Boult, Adam, quoting Quashie, Elijah, “These brilliant videos about London's takeaway chicken shops are a YouTube hit”, in The Daily Telegraph[2]:
      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.
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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.

Noun[edit]

peng

  1. money

Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pignus.[1]

Noun[edit]

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

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

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

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

German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [pɛŋ]
  • (file)

Interjection[edit]

peng

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

Further reading[edit]

  • peng” in Duden online

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Verb[edit]

peng

  1. (intransitive) to ring, jingle (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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Zaicz, Gábor. 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 second, revised, expanded edition published in 2021: →ISBN)

Further reading[edit]

  • peng in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). 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]

  • 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.

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. (mostly in 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

Related terms[edit]

coin
money

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