banger

noun
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

Synonyms

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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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 And these two gentlemen talking about -- my father was murdered by a gang banger in 1969. Fox News, "Was there anything illegal about the Trump Tower meeting?," 6 Aug. 2018 All together, Day says, the design knocks nine decibels off the previous QX50's engine noise, making this four-banger almost as quiet as a V6 design. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "How Infiniti's Variable-Compression Engine Works," 16 July 2018 In addition to being a pro at churning out chart-topping bangers, Troye Sivan happens to be very skilled at the elusive no makeup–makeup look. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Troye Sivan Shared His No-Makeup Makeup Routine in a Video for Vogue," 15 Oct. 2018 The track is a melancholy banger that boasts those chill, synthy, inescapable melodies the rising star does best. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Charlotte Lawrence Releases a New Song, "Stole Your Car"," 12 Sep. 2018 Not only is the opening ceremonies performance incredible to watch — especially as AR versions of the K/DA skins glide across the stage or emerge from the air — but the song is also a straight up banger. Julia Alexander, The Verge, "The League of Legends world championship opened with an AR K-pop concert," 5 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of banger

1915, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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banger

noun

English Language Learners Definition of banger

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

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