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prang (præŋ Pronunciation for prang (mainly British) (slang)



  1. an accident or crash in an aircraft, car, etc
  2. an aircraft bombing raid
  3. an achievement


  1. to crash or damage (an aircraft, car, etc)
  2. to damage (a town, etc) by bombing

Word Origin

C20: possibly imitative of an explosion; perhaps related to Malay perang war, fighting

Example Sentences Including 'prang'

He was driving through a junction in Wilmslow, Cheshire, and the prang happened as he was turning right.
Sun, News of the World (2004)
The Canadian felt the prang weakened his car's suspension, causing it to spin into a barrier.
Sun, News of the World (2001)
The paper says drivers with the moniker Natasha are statistically most likely to prang their motors.
Megastar (2004)


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