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[bang-uhp] /ˈbæŋˌʌp/
adjective, Informal.
excellent; extraordinary.
Origin of bang-up
1800-10; adj. use of verb phrase bang up Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Chinks, you know, like to cook a bang-up meal once in a while.

    The Blood Red Dawn Charles Caldwell Dobie
  • He was a "bang-up" cook, barring a heavy hand at first with chile and onions.

  • How Tweedie could have captured such a bang-up stunner was hard to understand then, and harder afterwards.

  • But it's the only one of my half-dozen that has a bang-up bosom.

  • Block-printers is going to strike; they'n getten a bang-up union, as won't let 'em be put upon.

    Mary Barton Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  • There's no use doin' this thing if it ain't done in bang-up style.

    Shifting Sands Sara Ware Bassett
  • A bang-up dinner; all the fizz he wanted—that, from Cummings, meant much—and now a game of billiards with the old man.

    The Carleton Case Ellery H. Clark
Slang definitions & phrases for bang-up



Excellent; superior: I have some bang-up gin/ You've done a bang-up job on that report, Smythe (1830s+ British)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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