Bangs

[ bangz ]
/ bæŋz /

noun

John Ken·drick [ken-drik] /ˈkɛn drɪk/, 1862–1922, U.S. humorist.

Definition for bangs (2 of 5)

Origin of bang

1
1540–50; 1930–35 for def 5; compare Old Norse banga to beat, hammer, Low German bangen to strike, beat, German dialect banken; perhaps orig. imitative

SYNONYMS FOR bang

Definition for bangs (3 of 5)

bang

2
[ bang ]
/ bæŋ /

noun

Often 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
1860–65, Americanism; short for bangtail

Definition for bangs (4 of 5)

bang

3
[ bang ]
/ bæŋ /

noun

Definition for bangs (5 of 5)

bhang

or bang

[ bang ]
/ bæŋ /

noun

a mild preparation of marijuana made from young leaves and stems of the Indian hemp plant, Cannabis sativa, drunk with milk or water as a fermented brew or smoked for its hallucinogenic effects.
a water pipe.

Origin of bhang

1555–65; < Hindi bhāng < Sanskrit bhangā hemp
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British Dictionary definitions for bangs (1 of 4)

bang

1
/ (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 bangs (2 of 4)

bang

2
/ (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 bangs (3 of 4)

bang

3
/ (bæŋ) /

noun

a variant spelling of bhang

British Dictionary definitions for bangs (4 of 4)

bhang

bang

/ (bæŋ) /

noun

a preparation of the leaves and flower tops of Indian hemp, which has psychoactive properties: much used in IndiaSee also cannabis

Word Origin for bhang

C16: from Hindi bhāng
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Medicine definitions for bangs

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.
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Idioms and Phrases with bangs

bang


In addition to the idioms beginning with bang

  • bang away
  • bang for the buck
  • bang into
  • bang one's head against
  • bang out
  • bang up

also see:

  • beat (bang) one's head against the wall
  • get a bang out of
  • go over big (with a bang)
  • more bang for the buck
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