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bangers and mash


a dish of sausages and mashed potatoes


Bangers and mash is a popular winter dish served in pubs.

Word Origin

banger, slang for sausage, from 1919

Usage Note

informal; cooking's 21st Century Lexicon
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bangers and mash

noun phrase

A minor car accident; bumper-thumper, fender-bender

[1990s+; an adaptation of the British food phrase bangers and mash, ''sausages and mashed potatoes,'' probably triggered by banger, ''a car'']

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