she·​bang | \ shi-ˈbaŋ How to pronounce shebang (audio) \

Definition of shebang

: everything involved in what is under consideration usually used in the phrase the whole shebang

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Of course, the entire shebang must be covered with turkey gravy. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "4 Great Turkey Sandwiches For All Those Thanksgiving Leftovers," 23 Nov. 2018 Cameras and lenses This is the most expensive and contentious part of the whole shebang. Brent Rose, The Verge, "How to build a camera kit for adventure photography," 20 Nov. 2018 My family’s bikes live in my living room, because my husband has had every part of his bike (as well as the whole shebang) stolen off the street in his youth. Alexandra Lange, Curbed, "Let’s organize the city outside our front door with as much care as we do our homes," 30 Aug. 2018 From the Boston Pops’ annual July Fourth shebang to the Boston Landmarks Orchestra’s weeks of Hatch Shell concerts, the Charles River Esplanade has long been a summer destination for music in the city’s front yard. Zoë Madonna,, "A new free music series is coming to the Esplanade," 30 May 2018 To be honest, the hardest part of the whole shebang was walking to and from the grocery store to get nuts—seriously. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "Here's How to Make Any Kind of Nut Milk," 28 June 2018 How big would the opposing group need to be to tip the whole shebang? Roni Dengler, Science | AAAS, "How minority viewpoints become majority ones," 7 June 2018 An audience member in front of me kept raising his arms to the sky as if the whole shebang had been his triumph. Zoë Madonna,, "Plácido Domingo reigns in Boston," 27 Apr. 2018 When the whole shebang is over the winning team will walk away with $2 million. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "The Most Hilarious Robo-Falls from the DARPA Robotics Challenge," 5 June 2015

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First Known Use of shebang

1869, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for shebang

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