Definitions for slam-bang

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. with noisy violence.

    Category: Informal

  2. quickly and carelessly; slapdash.

    Category: Informal

  3. (adj.)noisy and violent.

    Category: Informal

  4. excitingly fast-paced, esp. in a noisy and violent way:

    a slam-bang movie.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  5. slapdash.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  6. outstanding; excellent.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

Origin of slam-bang:

1830–40, Amer.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. slam-bang(adverb)

    violent and sudden and noisy

    "a slam-bang collision"

  2. slapdash, slam-bang(adverb)

    in a careless or reckless manner

    "the shelves were put up slapdash"

  3. slam-bang(adverb)

    with heedless speed

    "yachts ran slap-bang into the convoy at 15 knots an hour"

  4. slam-bang, slap-bang(adverb)

    in a violent or sudden or noisy manner

    "the pans fell slam-bang and woke the whole house"


  1. slam-bang(Noun)

    Noisy activity.

  2. slam-bang(Adverb)

    Shot or hit with a noise

  3. slam-bang(Adjective)

    Noisy, raucous.

  4. slam-bang(Adjective)

    Violent, forceful

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slam-bang(adverb)

    with great violence; with a slamming or banging noise


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