bang-bang

adjective
\ ˈbaŋ-ˌbaŋ How to pronounce bang-bang (audio) \

Definition of bang-bang

1a : having a sudden, forceful, or attention-grabbing effect : punchy bang-bang headlines
b : executed or happening so quickly as to make judgment (as by an umpire or referee) difficult a bang-bang play at first base
2 : characterized by violent or fast-paced action a bang-bang movie

First Known Use of bang-bang

1911, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Bang-bang.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bang-bang. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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