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slam-bang

[ slam-bang ]
/ ˈslæmˈbæŋ /
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adverb Informal.

with noisy violence: He drove slam-bang through the garage door.
quickly and carelessly; slapdash.

adjective

verb (used without object)

to act or proceed in a chaotic or disorderly fashion: The children slam-banged into the furniture.

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Origin of slam-bang

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40

OTHER WORDS FROM slam-bang

slam-banger, noun

Words nearby slam-bang

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British Dictionary definitions for slam-bang

slam-bang

adverb

another word (esp US) for slap-bang
US informal carelessly; recklessly
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