banger

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From bang +‎ -er. The sausages were so called because of their excess water content, leading to the risk of explosion if not carefully cooked.

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banger (plural bangers)

  1. A thing or person which bangs, in any sense.
  2. (Britain): A firework that makes a bang.
  3. (Britain, slang) A woman's breast.
  4. (Britain, New Zealand, Australia, slang) A sausage.
    bangers and mash
  5. (slang) An old, worn-out car.
  6. (US, slang) A cylinder in a car.
    He drives a little four-banger to work.
  7. (US, slang) A member of a gang (shortened from the word gangbanger).
  8. (slang) A powerfully energetic piece of music, especially dance music.
    • 2008, Billboard (volume 120, number 32, page 44)
      Morris' melding of influences ranging from mid-'80s computer technology to Baltimore club bangers to the U.K. rave scene has cemented his reputation as one of London's most formidable DJs.
    • 2012, Mike Skinner, The Story of The Streets (page 31)
      'lce Ice Baby' was an absolute banger, though, wasn't it? And knowing the history of that song, it had proper rap credentials.

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banger

  1. Comparative form of bang

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banger

  1. inflected form of bang