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bang

play
verb \ˈbaŋ\

Definition of bang

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to strike sharply :  bump banged his knee

  3. 2 :  to knock, hit, or thrust vigorously often with a sharp noise banged the door shut

  4. 3 vulgar slang :  to have sexual intercourse with

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to strike with a sharp noise or thump

  7. 2 :  to produce a sharp often metallic explosive or percussive noise or series of such noises

  8. 3 :  to play a sport (such as basketball) in a very aggressive and forceful manner bang for rebounds

Origin and Etymology of bang

probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse bang hammering


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bang

noun

Definition of bang

  1. 1 :  a resounding blow

  2. 2 :  a sudden loud noise —often used interjectionally

  3. 3a :  a sudden striking effectb :  a quick burst of energy start off with a bangc :  thrill I get a bang out of all this — W. H. Whyte

  4. 4 vulgar slang a :  an act of copulationb :  a sexual partner

  5. 5 informal :  exclamation point

bang for the buck

or less commonly

bang for one's buck

or

bang for the dollar

or

bang for one's dollar

US, informal

US, informal

  1. :  value received from outlay or effort investment is yielding less bang for the buckFortune “They are going to try to get the best bang for their dollar, and they have to do it this way.” Brock Lesnar

Circa 1550

First Known Use of bang

circa 1550


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bang

adverb

Definition of bang

  1. :  right, directly ran bang up against more trouble

Examples of bang in a Sentence

  1. The show began bang on time.

  2. the reform movement was just beginning when it bang ran into opposition

1828

First Known Use of bang

1828


4

bang

noun

Definition of bang

  1. :  the front section of a person's hair when it is cut short and worn over the forehead —usually used in plural wore her bangs short <She had long hair with bangs.

Origin and Etymology of bang

probably short for bangtail short tail


5

bang

verb

Definition of bang

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cut (hair) short and squarely across

1874

First Known Use of bang

1874



BANG Defined for English Language Learners

bang

adverb

Definition of bang for English Language Learners

  • : exactly or directly


BANG Defined for Kids

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bang

play
verb \ˈbaŋ\

Definition of bang for Students

banged

;

banging

  1. :  to beat, strike, or shut with a loud noise bang a drum bang a door


2

bang

play
noun

Definition of bang for Students

  1. 1 :  a sudden loud noise

  2. 2 :  a hard hit or blow a bang on the head

  3. 3 :  2thrill 1 I got a bang out of it.


3

bang

play
noun

Definition of bang for Students

  1. :  hair cut short across the forehead —usually used in pl.


Medical Dictionary

bang

Medical Definition of bang

variant of bhang


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