bang on


Definition of bang on

 (Entry 1 of 2)

chiefly British
: exactly correct or appropriate

bang on


Definition of bang on (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

British, informal
: to talk repeatedly or continuously about something usually used with about I love fatherhood—I could bang on about kids forever.— Guy Ritchie

Keep scrolling for more

Synonyms & Antonyms for bang on

Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Examples of bang on in a Sentence

Adjective a London theatre critic who can generally be relied upon for his bang on assessments of new plays in the West End

First Known Use of bang on


1943, in the meaning defined above


1979, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about bang on

Time Traveler for bang on

Time Traveler

The first known use of bang on was in 1943

See more words from the same year

Statistics for bang on

Cite this Entry

“Bang on.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on bang on

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for bang on

Comments on bang on

What made you want to look up bang on? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to insert between existing elements

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Eponym Quiz

  • rubens painting
  • Which is the best synonym of bowdlerize?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!