she bang

shebang

[shuh-bang]
noun
1.
Informal. the structure of something, as of an organization, contrivance, or affair: The whole shebang fell apart when the chairman quit.
2.
a primitive dwelling; shack; shanty.

Origin:
1860–65, Americanism; origin uncertain (perhaps alteration of char-À-banc, though sense shift unclear; shebeen, often cited as the source, is implausible both phonetically and semantically)

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shebang (ʃɪˈbæŋ)
 
n
1.  a situation, matter, or affair (esp in the phrase the whole shebang)
2.  a hut or shack
 
[C19: of uncertain origin]

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shebang
1862, "hut, shed, shelter," perhaps an alteration of shebeen (q.v.). Phrase the whole shebang first recorded 1869, but relation to the earlier use of the word is obscure. Either or both senses may also be mangled pronunciations of Fr. char-à-banc, a bus-like wagon with many seats.
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