bang

(redirected from banged away at)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms.

bhang

, bang
a preparation of the leaves and flower tops of Indian hemp, which has psychoactive properties: much used in India
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

bang

(1)
A common spoken name for "!" (ASCII 33), especially when used in pronouncing a bang path in spoken hackish. In elder days this was considered a CMUish usage, with MIT and Stanford hackers preferring excl or shriek; but the spread of Unix has carried "bang" with it (especially via the term bang path) and it is now certainly the most common spoken name for "!". Note that it is used exclusively for non-emphatic written "!"; one would not say "Congratulations bang" (except possibly for humorous purposes), but if one wanted to specify the exact characters "foo!" one would speak "Eff oh oh bang".

See pling, shriek, ASCII.

bang

(2)
An exclamation signifying roughly "I have achieved enlightenment!", or "The dynamite has cleared out my brain!" Often used to acknowledge that one has perpetrated a thinko immediately after one has been called on it.
This article is provided by FOLDOC - Free Online Dictionary of Computing (foldoc.org)

bang

Slang for exclamation point. See bang path.
Copyright © 1981-2019 by The Computer Language Company Inc. All Rights reserved. THIS DEFINITION IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. All other reproduction is strictly prohibited without permission from the publisher.
References in periodicals archive ?
"So it's a penalty and a red card, in the final minute of the game where we have banged away at the door.
The guality young southpaw banged away at the belly of the visitor from Athens throughout, but Muscas earned every penny of this four rounder as McNally stalked him from the centre of the ring.
Jeff Sebastien equalised again but at 46:12 Todd Kelman wristed a shot on goal and George Awada banged away at the rebound.