- A sudden sharp pain or painful emotion: Lindsey experienced a sharp pang of guilt the snack bar will keep those hunger pangs at bayMore example sentences
- She twisted around to try and see the damage he had done and was rewarded with a sharp pang of pain.
- A sudden pang of pain hit my chest, and I held onto it trying to ease the pain.
- Hunger pangs mixed with pain from his injuries to put him in a miserable state of stupor.
late 15th century: perhaps an alteration of prong.