1. a notable lie.
|Sporting ‘Flyleaf’ n.p.: A sportsman entire – who says nay, tells a banger [F&H].|
|London Assurance and other Victorian Comedies (2001) Act III: You are quite right, the word is bouncers. Bouncers or bangers; either will do.Engaged in|
|No. 5 John Street 77: They earn half-pence by well-told ‘bangers.’ They are sent out to lie to the grocer.|
2. something large.
|Merry Muses of Caledonia (1965) 154: His pintle was of largest size, / Indeed it was banger.‘The Reels o’ Bogie’|
|Taunton Courier 26 Apr. 10/2: A large apple was a ‘banger’.|
3. something excellent, an outstanding example.
|A School For Grown Children II i: Ear-rings for me! Gemini, how genteel! what bangers!|
|in Four Brothers in Blue (1978) 3 July 452: The hat is a banger.|
|Texas Obs. 25 July in Davis (ed) Land of the Permanent Wave 13: [W]e would find a banger of a first-person story that was supposed to grab people.in|
|🌐 And so he ruled, fightin’ the law, one against all, until that banger of a gaff stood empty.Boyo-wulf at https://boyowulf.home.blog 5 May|
4. (US black) in music, an outstanding success.
|Rakim Told Me 65: ‘I used that song [‘I Ain’t No Joke’] a long time before I met Eric, so that's another Rakim banger right there’.|
|gigwise.com Sept. 🌐 Her self-confessed ‘glorified mix-tape’ features some absolute bangers this year: from Azealia Bank’s ’212’ to Hot Chip’s ‘Night and Day’.|
|🌐 Even though it might not be a club banger. Or it might not be a radio banger or none of that shit. It’s going to set a tone.annotation to ‘Let Em Know’ on genius.com|
|Forensic Linguistic Databank 🌐 Banger – hit, successful song.(ed.) ‘Drill Slang Glossary’ at|