banger

[ bang-er ]
/ ˈbæŋ ər /

noun

a person or thing that bangs.
British.
  1. Informal. a sausage.
  2. a firecracker.

Origin of banger

First recorded in 1650–60; bang1 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for banger

banger

/ (ˈbæŋə) /

noun British

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

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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