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
Ms. Lipa is a big-voiced, broad-stroke songwriter and performer who was raised on pop bangers and is now writing her own.
More likely is the 1.5-liter gasoline four-banger found in the Yaris.
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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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