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spang

[spang] /spæŋ/
adverb, Informal.
1.
directly, exactly:
The bullet landed spang on target.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for spang

spang

/spæŋ/
adverb
1.
(US & Canadian, informal) exactly, firmly, or straight: spang on target
Word Origin
C19: of unknown origin
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Slang definitions & phrases for spang

spang

adverb
  1. Precisely; exactly; smack: Abilene was spang on a new westering railroad line
  2. Entirely; totally: I had got spang through the job before they interrupted me

[1843+; fr British dialect, ''spring, leap,'' and so semantically similar to an expression like jump on the hour he got there, because of the sharp precipitousness of a leap]


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