ban·​jax ˈban-ˌjaks How to pronounce banjax (audio)
banjaxed; banjaxing; banjaxes

transitive verb

chiefly Ireland
: damage, ruin
also : smash

Word History


origin unknown

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of banjax was in 1939

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“Banjax.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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