bang-bang

adjective \ ˈbaŋ-ˌbaŋ \

Definition of bang-bang

1 a : 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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