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[bang-uhp] /ˈbæŋˌʌp/
adjective, Informal.
excellent; extraordinary.
Origin of bang-up
First recorded in 1800-10; adj. use of verb phrase bang up Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Ah Sin who brings you this is a bang-up cook, and I am sending him to you to get a job.

    The Free Range

    Francis William Sullivan
  • He was a "bang-up" cook, barring a heavy hand at first with chile and onions.

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

  • "For a bang-up dinner when you get to London," he whispered.

    Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • There's no use doin' this thing if it ain't done in bang-up style.

    Shifting Sands Sara Ware Bassett
  • “You did a bang-up job recording the history of the Cubs,” he praised.

  • No, you'll find Phil today doing a bang-up job in an Ohio plant.

    The Knack of Managing

    Lewis K. Urquhart and Herbert Watson
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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