Definition of banger in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbaNGər/


chiefly British
1 informal A sausage: bangers and beans
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  • Shepherd's pie is usually quite good, and other ‘pub grub’ - like bangers and mash, sausage and mashed potatoes - is not bad either.
  • My most impressive dish is an advanced form of bangers and mash, using the best sausages (by Mr Harris of Tywardreath, in Cornwall) cooked in cider with apples and bacon.
  • This move towards the more sophisticated sausage has propelled once basic British staples such as bangers and mash and toad in the hole to new culinary heights.
2 informal A car in poor condition, especially a noisy one: they’ve got an old banger
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  • On a family visit to Windsor Safari Park just to get used to his new car, a jumpy old banger with steering wheel stick-shift gears, Ron was flagged down by a policeman.
  • These same emissions zones will also catch clapped-out old bangers and poorly-maintained lorries and vans.
  • They are not supposed to be working but their entrepreneurial skills include buying old bangers at the car market and fixing them up for resale.
3A loud explosive firework.
Example sentences
  • These fireworks are no longer bangers but more like explosives, which, only recently, have been used to blow telephone boxes to pieces.
  • A Garda spokesman said fireworks, bangers and sparklers were all explosives and were potentially very dangerous if not used under very stringent conditions.
  • A young city woman who became blind four years ago is calling on those with fireworks, rockets and bangers to think of people in her situation this Hallowe'en.

Words that rhyme with banger

clanger, ganger, hangar, hanger, haranguer, Sanger, Stavanger

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Syllabification: bang·er

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