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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [hwang-gee, wang-]
    • /ʰwæŋˈgi, wæŋ-/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [hwang-gee, wang-]
    • /ʰwæŋˈgi, wæŋ-/

Definitions of whangee word

  • noun whangee a bamboo of the genus Phyllostachys, of China. 1
  • noun whangee a walking stick or cane made from the stem of this plant. 1
  • noun whangee Any of over forty Asian grasses of the genus Phyllostachys, a genus of bamboos, hardy evergreen plants from Japan, China and the Himalayas with woody stems sometimes used to make canes and umbrella handles. 1
  • noun whangee any tall woody grass of the S and SE Asian genus Phyllostachys, grown for its stems, which are used for bamboo canes and as a source of paper pulp 0
  • noun whangee a cane or walking stick made from the stem of any of these plants 0
  • noun whangee any of various related Chinese and Japanese bamboos (genus Phyllostachys) 0

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Origin of whangee

First appearance:

before 1780
One of the 45% newest English words
1780-90; < Chinese huáng hard bamboo + -ee < ?

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whangee popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 59% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

whangee usage trend in Literature

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