noun Date: circa 1919 1. British sausage 2. British firecracker 3. British jalopy 4. a forceful and aggressive athlete

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  • banger — [1] A colloquial term used to express the cylinders in an engine. Often used with a number such as six banger. Also see four banger [2] A British colloquial term for beater (an older, cheaper, well worn car which is still usable). [3] One who… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • banger — I Australian Slang sausage II Everyday English Slang in Ireland n old car III Scottish Vernacular Dictionary To describe someone that s mentally challenged Example: check the nick a that banger over there can also be used when enquiring on how… …   English dialects glossary

  • banger — [[t]bæ̱ŋə(r)[/t]] bangers 1) N COUNT Bangers are sausages. [BRIT, INFORMAL] ... bangers and mash. 2) N COUNT: usu adj N You can describe a car as a banger if it is old and in very bad condition. [BRIT, INFORMAL] ...this clapped out old banger.… …   English dictionary

  • banger — UK [ˈbæŋə(r)] / US [ˈbæŋər] noun [countable] Word forms banger : singular banger plural bangers British 1) informal a sausage 2) informal an old car in bad condition 3) a type of firework that makes a very loud noise when it explodes …   English dictionary

  • banger — noun a) A firework that makes a bang. bangers and mash b) A sausage. He drives a little four banger to work. Syn: snag, bucket, beater …   Wiktionary

  • Banger — This surname of English, Scottish and Gaelic origin can be a topographical name for someone who lived on the slope of a hillside or by a riverbank, from the Old English bank(e) (Old Norse bakke ). It can also be an Anglicized form of the Gaelic O …   Surnames reference

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