Soon, Twitter erupted with news that the First Lady had given up her Bangs.
One week her hair was grayish pink, the next it was black with Bangs, then pixie-cut, then Marilyn Monroe–like curls.
Her golden hair prompted a nationwide outbreak of “feathered” Bangs.
A blonde employee with newly-shorn Minter Bangs looked on, laughing.
Her Bangs tickle the tops of her thin horned-rimmed prescription glasses, her earlobes sparkle with a small pair of sparkly studs.
Bangs gave the proper signal for the affirmative, after he had struck the gong.
But the example had been given: the two Bangs of the shutter had been heard.
Mr. Bangs took charge of the outside guard that night, in which the clergymen had volunteered to serve.
As they entered the hall they were greeted with a series of muffled thumps and Bangs.
When Sammy pinned him down with a direct question, he let his Bangs fall over his eyes, looked down at his feet, and went silent.
"hair cut straight across the forehead," 1878 (singular), American English, attested from 1870 of horses (bang-tail), perhaps from notion of abruptness (cf. bang off "immediately, without delay," though this expression is attested only from 1886). See bang.
1590s, from Hindi bhang "narcotic from hemp," from Sanskrit bhangah "hemp." Cognate with Russian penika, Polish pienka (from Russian) "hemp." The word first appears in Western Europe in Portuguese (1560s).
1540s, "to strike hard with a loud blow," from a Scandinavian sourse akin to Old Norse banga "to pound, hammer" of echoic origin. Slang meaning "have sexual intercourse with" first recorded 1937. Bang-up "excellent, first-rate," 1820, probably shortened from phrase bang up to the mark. The noun is recorded from late 16c.
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper
[T.S. Eliot, "Hollow Men," 1925]
Bang (bāng, bäng), Bernhard Lauritz Frederik. 1848-1932.
Danish veterinarian who discovered Brucella abortus, the agent of brucellosis in cattle and of undulant fever in humans.
Precisely; exactly: bang on the hour (1820s+)
[late 1980s+ Los Angeles gangs; from the rhyme, but influenced by gang bang, ''serial sex act done by a group of males to one woman'']
Marijuana; a marijuana cigarette: old bhang in his car