[ slam-bang ]
/ ˈslæmˈbæŋ /

adverb Informal.

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


verb (used without object)

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

Origin of slam-bang

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40

Related forms

slam-bang·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for slam-bang



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