Share this entry

orang Line breaks: orang
Pronunciation: /ɔːˈraŋ/

Definition of orang in English:


Short for orangutan.
Example sentences
  • I made good use of my new telephoto lens, as you'll see when the book comes out next spring; the postcard pictures are of the siamang, an orang, and various bonobos.
  • We have chosen values that might plausibly reflect the total species diversity in chimps, gorillas, and orangs.
  • For example, male orangs are typically much larger than females and have longer canine teeth.

Definition of orang in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day doofus
Pronunciation: ˈduːfʌs
a stupid person