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Bang is a related term of forelock.

As a noun forelock is

the part of a person's hairstyle which covers the forehead.



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 ----




    (en noun)
  • The part of a person's hairstyle which covers the forehead.
  • The part of a horse's mane that lies on its forehead.
  • Synonyms

    * (part of hairstyle) bangs (US), fringe (UK) * (sense, part of horse's mane) foretop