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See also nāng, náng, nǎng, and nàng

English

The term “nang” is considered a neologism based on standardized Wiktionary criteria.

Neologisms are newly acknowledged terms. They typically have not been in circulation long enough or widely enough for their social status to be determined. Neologisms can be nonces, slang terms, or even illiteracies.

The citation of “nang” may be restricted to certain other contexts that have not been fully investigated, such as industry jargon or regional use. The term may not generally be understood even within those contexts.

Noun

Singular
nang

Plural
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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A metal bulb filled with nitrous oxide gas, inhaled for its disassociative effects, normally intended as a propellent 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

  • 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.

Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

nang

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, nāng, náng, nǎng, or nàng.

Usage notes

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


Tagalog

Pronoun

nang


Vietnamese

Noun

nang

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