- 1 [in singular] • informal A matter, operation, or set of circumstances: the Mafia boss who’s running the whole shebangMore example sentences
- It takes many forms, from contracting out construction to handing over the whole shebang under contracts loaded in favour of new operators.
- They should liquidate the whole shebang and turn over its business to an outfit that gives a stuff about customer service.
- The Russians pointed out that if they made their bullets the same diameter as the inside of the cartridge case and their barrels to match, then the whole shebang would work better.
- 2North American • archaic A rough hut or shelter.More example sentences
- Their only protections from the sun were ‘shebangs,’ improvised shelters constructed from blankets, rags, and pine boughs, or dug into the hard, red Georgia clay.
mid 19th century: of unknown origin.
More definitions of shebangDefinition of shebang in:
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