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A thang, a jargon variant of thing based on regional U.S. pronunciation, is a concept or object that either defies naming or is a something to be held at a respectful distance such as, for example, a rattlesnake, an overargued subject, or a particularly troublesome computer problem.

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This was last updated in September 2005
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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