An example of a pang is jealousy felt from seeing your recent ex-girlfriend in a restaurant with her new boyfriend.
An example of a pang is the sting from a body piercing.
A pang of guilt.
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Origin of pang
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From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English *pange, an altered form of prange, pronge (“pang, throe, stab etc.")