noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1869 everything involved in what is under consideration — usually used in the phrase the whole shebang

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  • shebang — 1862, hut, shed, shelter, perhaps an alteration of SHEBEEN (Cf. shebeen) (q.v.). Phrase the whole shebang first recorded 1869, but relation to the earlier use of the word is obscure. Either or both senses may also be mangled pronunciations of Fr …   Etymology dictionary

  • shebang — ► NOUN informal ▪ a matter, operation, or situation: the whole shebang. ORIGIN originally US, in the sense «a rough hut or shelter»; of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

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  • shebang — /ʃəˈbæŋ / (say shuh bang) Colloquial –noun 1. a thing; affair; business. 2. a disturbance; brawl. –phrase 3. the whole shebang, the totality of something; the lot; everything: *So I m going to give em a picnic, see? The whole shebang. –ruth park …   Australian English dictionary

  • shebang — noun a) Any matter of present concern; thing; or business. Before Id share anything with you, he said bitterly, Id lose the whole shebang. b) A lean to or temporary shelter. <! [sic] all in one paragraph […] So they got into the empty omnibus… …   Wiktionary

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