See also: ränga

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Affectionate corruption of orangutan; in use since mid-20th century (in modern times popularised by the ABC television show Summer Heights High (2007)).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ranga (plural rangas)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, slang, derogatory) An orange-haired or red-haired person.
    • 2009, David Foster, Sons of the Rumour, unnumbered page,
      You′re looking down upon ‘rangas’ crossing at the traffic lights below. What a cheap but satisfying form of Dublin entertainment! With the sun out, the redheads of Dublin glow like copper wire.
    • 2010, Mungo MacCallum, Punch & Judy: The Double Disillusion Election of 2010, Large Print 16pt Edition, page ii,
      Indeed, Julia Eileen Gillard may not even be the country′s first ranga prime minister; since all the old ones appear only in black and white, we can′t tell.
    • 2010, Katrina Nannestad, Red Dirt Diary, HarperCollins Australia, unnumbered page,
      Fez′s resolutions: []
      3. I will not call Blue ‘Ranga Girl’.
    • 2015, Charlotte Wood, The Natural Way of Things, Allen & Unwin 2018, p. 183:
      Joy and Lydia and Izzy despised the rest of the girls, from their plucked little threesome, disgusted by Yolanda's hairy calves, the faint down over a lip, Verla's ranga armpits.

Usage notesEdit

Sometimes used as a nickname or epithet.

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AnagramsEdit


Bikol CentralEdit

NounEdit

ranga

  1. (dated) higher level of joy and contentment
  2. endearment
  3. comfort, solace, relief; comforting, consoling

VerbEdit

ranga

  1. to console or comfort or relieve someone with reassuring words.

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IcelandicEdit

NounEdit

ranga f (genitive singular röngu, no plural)

  1. reverse side
  2. wrong side

DeclensionEdit


IrishEdit

NounEdit

ranga

  1. genitive singular of rang

PolishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From German Rang, from French rang, from Old French renc, reng, ranc, rang, from Frankish *hring.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ranga f

  1. (military) rank
  2. weight, importance

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • ranga in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • ranga in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

ranga

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of rangar
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of rangar

Rapa NuiEdit

NounEdit

ranga

  1. war refugee, fugitive

Derived termsEdit