slam-bang

adjective
\ ˈslam-ˈbaŋ How to pronounce slam-bang (audio) \

Definition of slam-bang

1 : unduly loud or violent a slam-bang clatter
2 : having fast-paced often nonstop action a slam-bang adventure novel
3 : vigorously enthusiastic made a slam-bang effort to win

First Known Use of slam-bang

circa 1823, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of slam-bang was circa 1823

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“Slam-bang.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slam-bang. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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