banger

[bang-er]
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Origin of banger

First recorded in 1650–60; bang1 + -er1
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Historical Examples of banger

  • Theres no use in my tackling Mrs. Banger: she would only sit on my head too.

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    George Bernard Shaw

  • General Mitchener: your designs on Mrs. Banger are defeated.

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  • Lady Corinthia Fanshawe and Mrs. Banger wish to see you, sir.

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  • Mrs. Banger's grandmother commanded a canteen at that celebrated battle.

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  • In the mean time, Hopeful hammers away lustily, merrily whistling, and singing the praises of the 'Banger.'


British Dictionary definitions for banger

banger

noun British
  1. slang a sausage
  2. informal
    1. an old decrepit car
    2. (as modifier)banger racing
  3. a type of firework that explodes loudly
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Word Origin and History for banger
n.

British English slang for "a sausage," 1919, perhaps from sense of "a bludgeon," though this is recorded only in U.S. slang.

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