Definition of Shebang

1. Noun. An entire system; used in the phrase 'the whole shebang'.

Generic synonyms: Scheme, System



Definition of Shebang

1. n. A jocosely depreciative name for a dwelling or shop.

Definition of Shebang

1. Noun. Any matter of present concern; thing; or business. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) A vehicle.''Take our Word'' ¹

3. Noun. (archaic) A lean-to or temporary shelter. ¹

4. Noun. (computing) The character string "#!" used at the beginning of a computer file to indicate which interpreter can process the commands in the file, chiefly used in Unix and related operating systems. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shebang

1. a situation, organization, or matter [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Shebang

sheathfish
sheathier
sheathing
sheathings
sheathless
sheathlike
sheaths
sheathy
sheats
sheave
sheaved
sheaves
sheaving
shebander
shebang (current term)
shebangs
shebean
shebeans
shebeen
shebeened
shebeens
sheboon
shechinah
shechinahs
shechita
shechitas
shed
shed a tear

Literary usage of Shebang

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Boys in Blue: Or, Heroes of the "rank and File". Comprising Incidents by Jane Currie Blaikie Hoge (1867)
"Forth from every tent and "shebang " swarmed a little host of the boys, ... The best " shebang " of the camp was immediately placed at our service, ..."

2. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"shebang. A common shanty or tent. 1867 By common consent, if any one had complaints to make, he carried them to the shebang of Big Peter. ..."

3. Iowa and the Rebellion: A History of the Troops Furnished by the State of by Lurton Dunham Ingersoll (1866)
"The shebang has its Penates scarcely less sacred than those of home. ... Returning to the ren- • The " shebang," as described in the text, ..."

4. Sketches in Prison Camps: A Continuation of Sketches of the War by Charles C. Nott (1865)
"We knew that if suspicion ever fell on any " shebang " it would fall on this one. We, therefore, determined to push a sap to an inner cabin, ..."

5. Sketches in Prison Camps: A Continuation of Sketches of the War by Charles C. Nott (1865)
"When fully completed, one end of it entered the shaft, and the other opened in the second " shebang." The operation then was this: a workman in the tunnel ..."

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