spang

[ spang ]
/ spæŋ /
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adverb Informal.

directly, exactly: The bullet landed spang on target.

Nearby words

  1. spanakopita,
  2. spancel,
  3. spandau,
  4. spandex,
  5. spandrel,
  6. spangle,
  7. spangled,
  8. spangled glass,
  9. spanglish,
  10. spangly

Origin of spang

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45; origin uncertain

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British Dictionary definitions for spang

spang

/ (spæŋ) /

adverb

US and Canadian informal exactly, firmly, or straightspang on target

Word Origin for spang

C19: of unknown origin

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