from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly British A sausage.
  • n. Chiefly British A noisy old car.
  • n. Chiefly British A firework that explodes with a sudden loud noise.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. : A firework that makes a bang.
  • n. A woman's breast.
  • n. A sausage.
  • n. An old, worn-out car.
  • n. A cylinder in a car.
  • n. A member of a gang, shortened version of the word gangbanger.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which bangs.
  • n. One who or that which bangs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. firework consisting of a small explosive charge and fuse in a heavy paper casing
  • n. (British informal) pork sausage


bang +‎ -er; the sausages were so called because of the risk of explosion if not carefully cooked, due to excessive amounts of water stored inside the sausages to increase their mass and saleability. (Wiktionary)



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