[[t]bæŋ[/t]]n.1) a loud, sudden, explosive noise, as the discharge of a gun2) a resounding stroke or blow:a nasty bang on the head[/ex]3) inf a sudden movement or show of energy4) inf Informal. thrill; excitement:to get a big bang out of movies[/ex]5) sts Vulgar Slang. an act or instance of sexual intercourse6) pri cmp cmp and pri sl. the exclamation point7) to strike or beat resoundingly; pound:to bang a door[/ex]8) to hit or bump painfully9) to throw or set down roughly; slam10) sts Vulgar Slang. to have sexual intercourse with11) to strike violently or noisily:to bang on the door[/ex]12) to make a loud, explosive noise13) sts Vulgar Slang. to have sexual intercourse14) phv bang up, to damage15) abruptly or violently:She fell bang against the wall[/ex]16) precisely:He stood bang in the middle of the flower bed[/ex]•Etymology: 1540–50; cf. ON banga to beat, hammer, LG bangen to strike, beat IIbang[[t]bæŋ[/t]] n.clo Often, bangs. a fringe of hair cut or combed to fall over the forehead•Etymology: 1875–80; perh. from adv. sense of bang I
From formal English to slang. 2014.