bada bing

interjection

ˌbä-də-ˈbiŋ How to pronounce bada bing (audio)
ˌba-,
ˌbə-
variants or bada-bing
ˌbä-də-ˈbiŋ,
ˌba-,
ˌbə-
or less commonly badda bing
ˌbä-də-ˈbiŋ,
ˌba-,
ˌbə-
or badda-bing
ˌbä-də-ˈbiŋ,
ˌba-,
ˌbə-
chiefly US
used especially to emphasize something regarded as surprising, sudden, effortlessly achieved, or impressive
This was all it really took? A mass, a prayer and bada bing! Absolution?Jeanne Jackson, East Bay Express (California), 13 May 2009

Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bada bing was in 1965

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“Bada bing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bada%20bing. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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