Today's Word of the Day means...
"This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper"
[T.S. Eliot, "Hollow Men," 1925]
Bang (bāng, bäng), Bernhard Lauritz Frederik. 1848-1932.
Danish veterinarian who discovered Brucella abortus, the agent of brucellosis in cattle and of undulant fever in humans.
Precisely; exactly: bang on the hour (1820s+)noun
[late 1980s+ Los Angeles gangs; from the rhyme, but influenced by gang bang, ''serial sex act done by a group of males to one woman'']
Excellent; superior: I have some bang-up gin/ You've done a bang-up job on that report, Smythe (1830s+ British)