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Idioms about bang

    bang off, Chiefly British Slang. immediately; right away.
    bang on, Chiefly British Slang. terrific; marvelous; just right: That hat is absolutely bang on.

Origin of bang

1
First recorded in 1540–50; 1930–35 for def. 5; compare Old Norse banga ”to beat, hammer,” Low German bangen “to strike, beat,” German dialect banken; perhaps originally imitative

Other definitions for bang (2 of 3)

bang2
[ bang ]
/ bæŋ /

noun
Usually bangs. a fringe of hair combed or brushed forward over the forehead.
verb (used with object)
to cut (the hair) so as to form a fringe over the forehead.
to dock (the tail of a horse or dog).

Origin of bang

2
An Americanism dating back to 1870–75; short for bangtail

Other definitions for bang (3 of 3)

bang3
[ bang ]
/ bæŋ /

noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bang (1 of 3)

bang1
/ (bæŋ) /

noun
verb
adverb

Word Origin for bang

C16: from Old Norse bang, banga hammer; related to Low German bangen to beat; all of imitative origin

British Dictionary definitions for bang (2 of 3)

bang2
/ (bæŋ) /

noun
a fringe or section of hair cut straight across the forehead
verb (tr)
to cut (the hair) in such a style
to dock (the tail of a horse, etc)

Word Origin for bang

C19: probably short for bangtail short tail

British Dictionary definitions for bang (3 of 3)

bang3
/ (bæŋ) /

noun
a variant spelling of bhang
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Medical definitions for bang

Bang
[ băng, bäng ]
Bernhard Lauritz Frederik 1848-1932

Danish veterinarian who discovered Brucella abortus, the agent of brucellosis in cattle and of undulant fever in humans.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Other Idioms and Phrases with bang

bang

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