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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"hair cut straight across the forehead," 1878 (singular), American English, attested from 1870 of horses (bang-tail), perhaps from notion of abruptness (as in bang off "immediately, without delay," though this expression is attested only from 1886). See bang.


n. 1 (context chiefly US English) hair cut so as to hang down over the forehead. 2 (plural of bang English)Category:English plurals vb. (en-third-person singular of: bang)

Bangs, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
Population (2000): 1620
Housing Units (2000): 733
Land area (2000): 1.382315 sq. miles (3.580179 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.382315 sq. miles (3.580179 sq. km)
FIPS code: 05552
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 31.716392 N, 99.130949 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 76823
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Bangs, TX
Bangs (band)

Bangs (often erroneously referred to as the Bangs) was an American punk rock band from Olympia, Washington.

Bangs (hair)

Bangs, also called a fringe outside of North America, is a shaped cutting of the front part of the hair so that it lies over the forehead. Bangs are usually cut fairly straight at or above the eyebrows, but it can also be ragged or ruffled, spiked up with hair gel, mousse or wax, swept to one side or the other, or cut longer to fall over the eyes.

Bangs (hip hop artist)

Ajak Chol, better known by his stage name Bangs, Ur Boy Bangs and Ur Boi Bangs and formerly Bstar Bangs, is a South Sudanese-Australian hip hop artist. He is best known for his viral songs "Take U to Da Movies" and "Meet Me on Facebook".

Bangs (surname)

Bangs is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Francis S. Bangs, American lawyer
  • Lester Bangs, American music journalist
  • Lance Bangs, American filmmaker
  • John Kendrick Bangs, 19th-century writer
  • Outram Bangs (1863–1932), American zoologist

Usage examples of "bangs".

She swept her hair back and then let her bangs fall naturally forward over her high forehead.

With a couple of bangs in the right place from Frost, it was eventually coaxed into place.

Blowing breast feathers off the bangs covering her forehead, Stella emerged moments later lugging a bulging sack, which she carted over to the rust-colored stump.