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 Dictionary entry overview: What does banger mean? 

BANGER (noun)
  The noun BANGER has 2 senses:

1. (British informal) pork sausage
2. firework consisting of a small explosive charge and fuse in a heavy paper casing

  Familiarity information: BANGER used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

BANGER (noun)

Sense 1banger [BACK TO TOP]


(British informal) pork sausage

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("banger" is a kind of...):

pork sausage (sausage containing pork)

Domain region:

Britain; GB; Great Britain; U.K.; UK; United Kingdom; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland)

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)

Sense 2banger [BACK TO TOP]


Firework consisting of a small explosive charge and fuse in a heavy paper casing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects


firecracker; banger; cracker

Hypernyms ("banger" is a kind of...):

firework; pyrotechnic ((usually plural) a device with an explosive that burns at a low rate and with colored flames; can be used to illuminate areas or send signals etc.)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "banger"):

cannon cracker (a large firecracker)

cherry bomb (a red ball-shaped firecracker with high explosive power)

whizbang; whizzbang (a firecracker that (like the whizbang shell) makes a whizzing sound followed by a loud explosion)

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