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banger

[bang-er] /ˈbæŋ ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that bangs.
2.
British.
  1. Informal. a sausage.
  2. a firecracker.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; bang1 + -er1
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Examples for banger
  • It's price cheaper for four-banger and hybrid models.
British Dictionary definitions for banger

banger

/ˈbæŋə/
noun (Brit)
1.
(slang) a sausage
2.
(informal)
  1. an old decrepit car
  2. (as modifier) banger racing
3.
a type of firework that explodes loudly
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Word Origin and History for banger
n.

British English slang for "a sausage," 1919, perhaps from sense of "a bludgeon," though this is recorded only in U.S. slang.

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Slang definitions & phrases for banger

banger

noun
  1. A cylinder in an automobile engine: a souped-up four-banger (1950s+ Hot rodders)
  2. A car, esp an old and decrepit vehicle; heap, jalopy: this wonderful banger (1960s+)
  3. The front bumper of a vehicle
  4. gangbanger: Lots of bangers living here (1980s+ Los Angeles gangs)
Related Terms

bible-banger, bit banger, four-banger, wallbanger


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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