bang·​er | \ ˈbaŋ-ər How to pronounce banger (audio) \

Definition of banger

1 British : sausage
2 British : firecracker
3 British : jalopy
4 informal : a forceful and aggressive athlete Williamson, the 6- 7, 245-pound forward, is a versatile banger who loves to play inside and has a deft shooting touch.— William C. Phoden
5 slang : a member of a street gang : gangbanger He is disciplined, regimented, right down to the humiliating yet soothing ritual of picking up after his dog as he walks through the hood, past scornful young bangers— Mike Newirth
6 slang : an energetic song that is very striking or extraordinary … it's a near-perfect hip-hop album for 2008, loaded with hardcore bangers, pop-friendly hooks, party anthems and confessional lyrics …— Chuck Arnold
7 informal : an automobile or engine with a specified number of cylinders used in combination When he first started driving Toyotas, they were four-bangers or V-6s …— Jerry Garrett

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bangers and mash is classic British pub cuisine
Recent Examples on the Web Here’s Fender performing this banger at a 1979 country musical festival in Rotterdam. Los Angeles Times, 1 July 2021 Powertrain is more four-banger Mustang than V-8, can feel its weight in corners, chassis limits are beneath a turbo Mustang. K.c. Colwell, Car and Driver, 26 June 2021 Riley Clemmons taps into the hyperpop of Charli XCX for this unrelenting banger, which plays up the 21-year-old Nashville singer’s effervescent singing style. Joseph Hudak, Rolling Stone, 14 June 2021 Next up for Statham in the name department is another banger: Orson Fortune. Derek Lawrence,, 5 May 2021 Selena Gomez drops another Spanish banger, Disclosure a club-worthy spin on an old Doja Cat fav, and Blackpink's lead vocalist makes her official debut on the solo stage. Ineye Komonibo,, 12 Mar. 2021 After picking up some rosin or wax with the ceramic tip, a press of the button heats it, allowing the concentrate to slide easily into the bowl or banger. A.j. Herrington, Forbes, 11 June 2021 Is not a new concept, obvs, Britney had a banger about it two decades ago. Darren Franich,, 11 June 2021 In the end, Lucifer suggests sending Dan south of the border to pick up a Los X banger being extradited to LA. Sara Netzley,, 28 May 2021

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First Known Use of banger

1915, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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bangers and mash

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9 Jul 2021

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“Banger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of banger

British, informal
: an old car that is in poor condition


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