bada bing

\ ˌbä-də-ˈbiŋ How to pronounce bada bing (audio) , ˌba-, ˌbə- \
variants: or bada-bing \ ˌbä-​də-​ˈbiŋ How to pronounce bada-bing (audio) , ˌba-​ , ˌbə-​ \ or less commonly badda bing \ ˌbä-​də-​ˈbiŋ How to pronounce badda bing (audio) , ˌba-​ , ˌbə-​ \ or badda-bing \ ˌbä-​də-​ˈbiŋ How to pronounce badda-bing (audio) , ˌba-​ , ˌbə-​ \

Definition of bada bing

chiefly US
used especially to emphasize something regarded as surprising, sudden, effortlessly achieved, or impressiveThis was all it really took? A mass, a prayer and bada bing! Absolution? — Jeanne Jackson, East Bay Express (California), 13 May 2009

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First Known Use of bada bing

1965, in the meaning defined above

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“Bada bing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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