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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Synonyms for banger


link, sausage, wurst

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Examples of banger in a Sentence

bangers and mash is classic British pub cuisine

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Check out three ways Grande delivered one pop banger after another in Indianapolis: 1. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "Ariana Grande brings one pop banger after another to Bankers Life Fieldhouse," 29 May 2019 And with the game wearing a list of influences like Rez, Space Harrier, and WarioWare on its sleeve, it’s practically guaranteed to be a banger. Brittany Vincent, Popular Mechanics, "The Best New Video Games We Can’t Wait to Play at E3 This Week," 10 June 2019 Seeing Voldemort lip sync and dance to Ari's sensual banger is one thing, but the number is so chockfull of tricks that even Fred and George Weasley would be impressed. Gabe Bergado, Teen Vogue, "Drag Performer Florida Man Slays Ariana Grande's "Dangerous Woman" as Lady Voldemort from "Harry Potter"," 8 Oct. 2018 It's peppered with girl power bangers, training montages and inspirational speeches. Katie Walsh,, "'The Miracle Season' brings girl power to inspirational sports movie cliches," 5 Apr. 2018 All of these are basically standard operating procedure when preparing to hear one of Lady Gaga's biggest bangers, but Dion really gives it the most. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Celine Dion Is Officially Living Her Best Life at Lady Gaga's New Vegas Show," 31 Dec. 2018 With this being Miley's first track since mysteriously deleting her Instagram, many fans were excited to see her return with a banger. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "13 Hidden Easter Eggs in Miley Cyrus' New 'Nothing Breaks Like a Heart' Music Video That’ll Give You Chills," 30 Nov. 2018 Céline Dion turned up to show her support for Vegas’s newest diva resident, Lady Gaga, this weekend and was captured by fans in the audience busting some moves of her own to the pop star’s best bangers. Vogue, "Céline Dion Is Living Her Best Life at Lady Gaga’s Vegas Show," 31 Dec. 2018 The song is an absolute banger and, TBH, would sound even better without Pitbull on it. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Priyanka Chopra Was a Pop Star in 2013, and Everyone Slept on It," 30 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of banger

1915, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of banger

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

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