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banger (pork sausage)

Definition:

pork sausage

Class:

food noun (foods and drinks)

Plural:

bangers

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

bang + -er; the sausages were so called because of the risk of explosion if not...
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

All senses of banger...

Definition references

American Heritage Dictionary:

banger [British]

A sausage. | A noisy old car. | A firework that explodes with a sudden loud noise. (15 of 18 words, 3 definitions, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/banger

Collins Dictionary:

banger

[slang] a sausage | [informal] an old decrepit car | [modifier] | a type of firework that explodes loudly (16 of 445 words, 4 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/banger

Wikipedia:

Banger [disambiguation]

can be a: A sausage, usually pork and of a lower quality, with a tendency to split open with a "bang" during frying. See also bangers and mash. | A firecracker (British English) or explosive firework designed to make noise | Jalopy (British English),... (42 of 186 words, 15 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Banger

Merriam-Webster:

banger | sausage [synonym, sense-specific] | jalopy [synonym, sense-specific] | firecracker [synonym, sense-specific] | link [synonym, sense-specific] | wurst [synonym, sense-specific] | bologna [similar, sense-specific] | frank [similar, sense-specific] | frankfurter [similar, sense-specific] | ...

[British] "sausage" | [British] "firecracker" | [British] "jalopy" | a forceful and aggressive athlete (11 of 82 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/banger

Oxford Dictionary:

banger [British, informal]

a sausage | an old car in poor condition | a loud explosive firework (12 of 57 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/banger

banger

Syllabification: (bangĀ·er) | [British] | [informal] : a sausage | [informal] : a car in poor condition, especially a noisy one | a loud explosive ... (21 of 56 words, 5 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/banger

Wiktionary:

banger | bangers [plural] | snag [Australian, synonym, sense-specific] | bucket [synonym, sense-specific] | beater [synonym, sense-specific] | hooptie [synonym, sense-specific] | jalopy [synonym, sense-specific] | wreck [synonym, sense-specific]

[British] A firework that makes a bang. | [British, slang] A woman's breast. | [British, New Zealand, slang] A sausage. | [slang] An old, worn-out car. | [United States, slang] A cylinder in a car. | [United States, slang] A member of a gang, shortened... (40 of 47 words, 6 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/banger

New World Dictionary:

sausage | banger [British, informal] | wurst [British, informal]

pork or other meat,chopped fine, highly seasoned, and either stuffed into membranous casings of varying size, as bologna or salami, or made into ... (23 of 45 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sausage

Cambridge Dictionary:

banger [entry 1, British]

a very old car in bad condition (7 of 17 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/banger 1

banger [entry 2, British]

a small noisy firework (small container of explosives which makes a loud noise when it explodes) (16 of 27 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/banger 2

banger [entry 3, British, informal]

sausage (1 of 17 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/banger 3

Macmillan British Dictionary:

banger [countable, British] | bangers [plural]

[informal] a sausage | [informal] an old car in bad condition | a type of firework that makes a very loud noise when it explodes (23 of 26 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/banger

Random House Dictionary:

banger

a person or thing that bangs. | [British] ; [informal] a sausage. ; a firecracker. (14 of 20 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/banger

Encarta Dictionary:

banger | bangers [plural]

a fried or broiled sausage (informal) | an old car that is not in very good condition (informal) | a firework that explodes very noisily (23 of 45 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 561501252​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

banger | bangers [plural]

Origin: 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.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/banger

Online Etymology:

banger

First use: 1919

Origin: British English slang for "a sausage", perhaps from sense of "a bludgeon", though this is recorded only in United States slang.

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=banger

New World Dictionary:

banger [British, informal]

Origin: "bang" + "-er": perhaps from resemblance to a thick club used for banging

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/banger

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

banger

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "banger"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/banger

Cambridge Dictionary:

banger [entry 2, British]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "banger"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "banger"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/banger 2

Macmillan British Dictionary:

banger [countable, British] | bangers [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "banger"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/banger

the Free Dictionary:

banger

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "banger"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "banger"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "banger" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/banger

Google Dictionary:

banger | bangers [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "banger"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

banger

Audio: North American pronunciation of "banger"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=banger​01 word=banger

YourDictionary Audio:

banger

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "banger"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/banger

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