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
Examples of banger in a Sentence
bangers and mash is classic British pub cuisine
Recent Examples of banger from the Web
Seminal acts like California band T.S.O.L. will attract aging punks, while head-bangers will mosh to metal bands including Hatebreed.
June 26 marks the 10-year anniversary of the iconic synth-y, popalicious banger from the sister musical act was officially released.
A dozen entrees, from bangers and mash to mac and cheese to pan-roasted duck round out the offerings.
In the main event, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm (10-3) looks to right her ship in her 135-pound return opposite Brazilian banger and former title challenger Bethe Correia (10-2-1).
But, but, but: All three songs turned out to be bangers.
The president* gave a speech to a convention of Bible-bangers across town.
Ms. Lipa is a big-voiced, broad-stroke songwriter and performer who was raised on pop bangers and is now writing her own.
With Swalla sitting pretty at No. 41 on the chart, Derulo shares a playlist of other workout-ready bangers to help get you in shape for summer.
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First Known Use of banger
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Definition of banger for English Language Learners
: an old car that is in poor condition
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