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Victorian Slang of the Week


Banger—something large or great, a whopper or a big lie—1814—this really follows “bang”.  Although the 1814 reference is very early, it doesn’t seem to have caught on much, especially in terms of a lie, until late in the century, 1880 or so, at least in written word

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  1. The English also call little sausages bangers. I love that you aare finding all these interesting words for us.

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