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


(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

spaghetti Western

noun phrase

A cowboy movie usually made by Italian directors and producers, often in Europe: reacquaint yourself with films that made the spaghetti Western a grindhouse phenomenon/ The best turkeys, he went on, were spaghetti Westerns, because they earned a lot of bread (1969+)

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