spang

[ spang ]
/ spæŋ /

adverb Informal.

directly, exactly: The bullet landed spang on target.

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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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