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 With her playful vocals melding gorgeously with Olly Alexander's yearning croon, the Aussie legend lends an effervescent confidence to this uplifting dancefloor banger. Billboard Staff, Billboard, 29 June 2021 The bass-heavy banger debuted in 1996 -- two years after the last time Soldotna and Chugiak faced each other on the football field. Matt Nevala, Anchorage Daily News, 28 Aug. 2021 Speaking of Young Thug, the prolific Atlanta rapper assists Doja on this cash-centric banger. Billboard, 25 June 2021 Bask in the presence of the all-conquering Meyer-Drake Offenhauser four-banger. Nicholas Wallace, Car and Driver, 7 Aug. 2021 The lesson here, as with any summertime pop banger, is that complex does not mean more satisfying. Cecilia D'anastasio, Wired, 10 Aug. 2021 How about that 4-4 banger between China and Zambia, featuring a second Banda hat trick? SELF, 9 Aug. 2021 The week of July 18th is yet another banger for Netflix, with a bunch of exciting original shows and movies making their debut. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 18 July 2021 Here’s Fender performing this banger at a 1979 country musical festival in Rotterdam. Los Angeles Times, 1 July 2021

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First Known Use of banger

1915, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 Sep 2021

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“Banger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of banger

: an old car that is in poor condition : jalopy


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