Definition of Bang-up
1. Adjective. Very good. "You look simply smashing"
Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Good
Definition of Bang-up
1. Adjective. Especially good; wonderful; superb. ¹
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Literary usage of Bang-up
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1. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"Jem drove me in a gig of the regular bang-up, stay-for-nothing, ... Punch, A bang-up cove is a dashing fellow who spends his money ..."
2. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"bang-up. An overcoat. In Charles Lever's ' Jack Hinton ' (1843) one of the characters has on " a green coat cut round This word has escaped the notice of ..."
3. Sporting Magazine edited by [Anonymus AC02751662] (1827)
"pass Hyde Park Corner the other flay bang up te the mark : the tout ensemble is excessively neat, and does credit to the taste of its proprietors. ..."
4. Grose's Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue: Revised and Corrected ...by Francis Grose by Francis Grose (1823)
"A bang up cove; a dashing fellow who spends his money freely. To bang up prime: to bring your horses up in a dashing or fine style: as the ..."
5. A Glossary of Words Used in the Wapentakes of Manley and Corringham by Edward Peacock (1889)
"Bang up is sometimes used as a nickname for a person who represents himself as very strong, powerful, or rich. (2) Close up. ..."
6. A Lexicon Abridged from Liddell and Scott's Greek-English Lexicon by Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, James Morris Whiton (1891)
"... to bang up one's rudder, ie give up the sea. II. Pass. !o be hung up or suspended, to swing/rom, hang down/rom. 2. metaph. to be in suspense. ..."
7. The Universal Songster: Or, Museum of Mirth: Forming the Most Complete (1834)
"bang-up IN ST. GEORGE'S FIELDS. Air—" With Spirts gay," THOUGH bang-up prime has been the rage in Bond- street and the city. There are some kiddies in the ..."