Bang vs Bust - What's the difference?

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Etymology 1

From (etyl) .

Alternative forms

* (obsolete)


(en noun)
  • A sudden percussive noise.
  • When he struck it with a hammer, there was a loud bang .
  • A strike upon an object causing such a noise.
  • An explosion.
  • (US, especially plural) A fringe of hair cut across the forehead.
  • Tiffany has long hair and bangs .
  • * W. D. Howells
  • his hair cut in front like a young lady's bang
  • *
  • (US) The symbol , known as an exclamation point.
  • An e-mail address with an ! is called a bang path.
  • (mathematics) A factorial, in mathematics, because the factorial of n is often written as n!
  • (figuratively) An act of sexual intercourse.
  • An offbeat figure typical of reggae songs and played on guitar and piano.
  • (slang, mining) An explosive product.
  • Load the bang into the hole.
  • (slang, US, Boston area) An abrupt left turn.
  • Synonyms
    * strike, blow * explosion * (hair cut) fringe, bangs * exclamation point, exclamation mark
    * (abrupt left turn) hang


    (en verb)
  • (label) To make sudden loud noises, and often repeatedly, especially by exploding or hitting something.
  • (label) To hit hard.
  • * (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • The desperate tempest hath so banged the Turks.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Michael Arlen), title= “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days, chapter=3/19/2
  • , passage=Ivor had acquired more than a mile of fishing rights with the house?; he was not at all a good fisherman, but one must do something?; one generally, however, banged a ball with a squash-racket against a wall.}}
  • To engage in sexual intercourse.
  • *
  • * 1972 , (Mario Puzo) and (Francis Ford Coppola), (The Godfather) (film):
  • Moe Greene: He was banging cocktail waitresses two at a time!
  • (with "in") To hammer or to hit anything hard.
  • (label) To cut squarely across, as the tail of a horse, or a person's forelock; to cut (the hair).
  • * The Century Magazine
  • His hair banged even with his eyebrows.
    * nail


    (en adverb)
  • , directly.
  • The passenger door was bang against the garage wall.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011
  • , date=September 18 , author=Ben Dirs , title=Rugby World Cup 2011: England 41-10 Georgia , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=After yet another missed penalty by Kvirikashvili from bang in front of the posts, England scored again, centre Tuilagi flying into the line and touching down under the bar.}}
  • Precisely.
  • ''He arrived bang on time.
  • With a sudden impact.
  • Distracted, he ran bang into the opening door.


    (en interjection)
  • a verbal emulation of a sudden percussive sound
  • He pointed his finger at her like a gun and said, "Bang !"

    Derived terms

    * (verb) banger, gangbang * (noun) bang for the buck, big bang * (adverb) bang on, bang out of order, bang to rights, bang up / bang-up

    Etymology 2

    Shortened from .


    (en noun)
  • (in the plural) Brucellosis, a bacterial disease
  • Anagrams

    * English onomatopoeias ----



    (wikipedia bust)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) buste < (etyl) busto, probably from (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • A sculptural portrayal of a person's head and shoulders
  • The breasts and upper thorax of a woman
  • Derived terms
    * busty * overbust * underbust

    Etymology 2

    From the verb .


    (en verb)
  • To break something
  • (slang) To arrest for a crime
  • (slang) To catch someone in the act of doing something wrong, socially and morally inappropriate, or illegal, especially when being done in a sneaky or secretive state.
  • (snowboarding) An emphatic to do
  • (US, informal) To reduce in rank.
  • * 1962 , , 01:56:35
  • If Steinkamp doesn't take off that hat and stop messing around, I'm gonna bust him into a PFC.
  • (poker) To lose all of one's chips.
  • (blackjack) To exceed a score of 21.
  • Synonyms
    ; to arrest for a crime : nick
    Derived terms
    * bust a cap * bust a gasket * bust a move * bust a nut * bust ass cold * bust loose * bust one's ass * bust one's balls * bust one's chops * bust out * bust up


    (en noun)
  • (slang) The act of arresting someone for a crime, or raiding a suspected criminal operation:
  • a narcotics bust
  • (slang) A failed enterprise; a bomb.
  • (sports, derogatory) A player who fails to meet expectations.
  • (chess, informal) A refutation of an opening, or of previously published analysis.
  • Adjective

  • (slang) without any money, broke
  • Derived terms

    * bust up/bust-up * (adjective) * buster


    * English ergative verbs ----