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bang (v.)

1540s, "to strike hard with a loud blow," an imitative formation, or else from a Scandinavian source akin to Old Norse banga "to pound, hammer" also of echoic origin. Slang meaning "have sexual intercourse with" attested by 1937. As an adverb, "suddenly, abruptly," by 1828, probably from the notion of "with a sudden or violent sound." Related: Banged; banging. Banging (adj.) in the slang sense of "large, great, surpassing in size" is attested by 1864. Bang-up (adj.) "excellent, first-rate, in fine style" (1810) probably is shortened from a phrase such as bang up to the mark.

bang (n.)

1540s, "heavy, resounding blow;" see bang (v.). Meaning "loud, sudden explosive noise" is by 1855.

This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper
[T.S. Eliot, "Hollow Men," 1925]

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Definitions of bang from WordNet
1
bang (v.)
strike violently;
Synonyms: slam
bang (v.)
to produce a sharp often metallic explosive or percussive sound;
One of them banged the sash of the window nearest my bed
bang (v.)
close violently;
Synonyms: slam
bang (v.)
move noisily;
The window banged shut
The old man banged around the house
bang (v.)
have sexual intercourse with;
Synonyms: sleep together / roll in the hay / love / make out / make love / sleep with / get laid / have sex / know / do it / be intimate / have intercourse / have it away / have it off / screw / fuck / jazz / eff / hump / lie with / bed / have a go at it / get it on / bonk
bang (v.)
leap, jerk, bang;
Synonyms: spang
2
bang (n.)
a vigorous blow;
he got a bang on the head
Synonyms: knock / bash / smash / belt
bang (n.)
a sudden very loud noise;
Synonyms: clap / eruption / blast / bam
bang (n.)
a border of hair that is cut short and hangs across the forehead;
Synonyms: fringe
bang (n.)
the swift release of a store of affective force;
they got a great bang out of it
Synonyms: boot / charge / rush / flush / thrill / kick
bang (n.)
a conspicuous success;
the party went with a bang
Synonyms: hit / smash / smasher / strike
3
bang (adv.)
directly;
he ran bang into the pole
Synonyms: slap / slapdash / smack / bolt
From wordnet.princeton.edu