|A place at which I love to hang out...|
Seascape by William Trost Richards, 1901
I looked this word up the other day to make sure "get the hang of it" would be an appropriate phrase to use in a book set in 1911--and discovered that there are a plethora of hang uses with surprising elements!
The one in question dates from 1834--and was a primarily American use of the word for a great many years.
But it was the verb usages that surprised me. The "teen slang" sense of hang that means "spend time" dates from 1951--which is about what I'd expect. But did you know that hang out is from 1811?? I had no idea it was so old! And hang around, meaning "idle, loiter," is from 1830. Another one that was way older than I thought!