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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fang]
    • /fæŋ/
    • /fæŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fang]
    • /fæŋ/

Definitions of fang word

  • noun fang one of the long, sharp, hollow or grooved teeth of a venomous snake by which poison is injected. 1
  • noun fang a canine tooth. 1
  • noun fang a tooth resembling a dog's. 1
  • noun fang the root of a tooth. 1
  • noun fang one of the chelicerae of a spider. 1
  • noun fang a pointed, tapering part of a thing. 1

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Origin of fang

First appearance:

before 1050
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1050; Middle English, Old English: something caught; cognate with German Fang capture, booty, Old Norse fang a grasp, hold. See fang2

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Parts of speech for Fang


fang popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 87% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

fang usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fang

noun fang

  • tentacle — Zoology. any of various slender, flexible processes or appendages in animals, especially invertebrates, that serve as organs of touch, prehension, etc.; feeler.
  • paw — father; pa.
  • talon — a claw, especially of a bird of prey.
  • nipper — a person or thing that nips.
  • crook — A crook is a dishonest person or a criminal.

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