gangbusters

adjective

gang·​bust·​ers ˈgaŋ-ˌbə-stərz How to pronounce gangbusters (audio)
variants or less commonly gangbuster
: outstandingly excellent or successful
a gangbusters ballplayer
gangbusters adverb

Examples of gangbusters in a Sentence

most of the pop singers in the competition were anything but gangbusters

Word History

Etymology

from plural of gangbuster

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gangbusters was in 1955

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“Gangbusters.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gangbusters. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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