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Etymology 1[edit]

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bangy (plural bangies)

  1. (India) A type of yoke carried on the shoulders, as a means for people to carry a load.
    • 1837, Asiatic Society of Bengal, Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal[1], page 267:
      The men, to the number of 800, march in single file, and each man occupies a space of six feet, being obliged to carry a bangy containing his provisions, cooking pots, &c. besides his musket, which is tied to the bangy stick.

Etymology 2[edit]

bang +‎ -y


bangy (comparative bangier, superlative bangiest)

  1. Characterized by a lot of banging sounds; clangy.
    • 2009 March 3, The New York Times, “Music in Review”, New York Times:
      But her performance of Beethoven’s Sonata No. 30 in E (whose finale includes Baroque references, like a fugato) at times sounded bangy, although there were lovely moments in the Andante.