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Definitions of fang

fang1 (fæŋ



  1. the long pointed hollow or grooved tooth of a venomous snake through which venom is injected
  2. any large pointed tooth, esp the canine or carnassial tooth of a carnivorous mammal
  3. the root of a tooth
  4. (usually plural) (British, informal) tooth   ⇒  ■ clean your fangs

Derived Forms

fanged  adjective
ˈfangless  adjective
ˈfangˌlike  adjective

Word Origin

Old English fang what is caught, prey; related to Old Norse fang a grip, German Fang booty


View thesaurus entry
= tooth, tusk

fang2 (fæŋ (Australian) (informal)



  1. to drive at great speed



  1. an act or instance of driving in such a way   ⇒  ■ we took the car for a fang

Word Origin

C20: from Juan Manuel Fangio

Fang (fæŋ ; fɑːŋ



  1. Word forms:   plural Fangs or Fang
    a member of a Negroid people of W Africa, living chiefly in the rain forests of Gabon and Rio Muni: noted for their use of iron and copper money and for their sculpture
  2. the language of this people, belonging to the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo family

Translations for 'fang'

  • British English: fang Fangs are the two long, sharp, upper teeth that some animals have. NOUNThe cobra sank its venomous fangs into his hand.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: presa
  • Chinese: > 尖牙动物的
  • European Spanish: colmillo
  • French: crochet
  • German: Fang
  • Italian: zanna
  • Japanese: きば
  • Korean: 송곳니
  • Portuguese: presa
  • Spanish: colmillo


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