The Meaning Of The Word Shebang

My kid sister read my blog post that I wrote yesterday concerning the Winston Family Reunion and immediately called me to inform me of a typo that she thought she had found there and urged me to change. At the end of the second paragraph I had written “Lord knows there isn’t a shortage of places to go and things to see, but I want to give these folks as much information as I can that will make the best out of the whole shebang.” It was the last word “shebang” that threw her off. I know it isn’t a word that we hear a lot of these days but it really is a word and I’m not going to change it, but it is nice to see that someone is reading what I spend so much writing!

Definition of SHEBANG:
everything involved in what is under consideration, usually used in the phrase the whole shebang

Shebang a noun  and is pronounced she·bang. It’s origin is unknown and is believed to be first used back in 1869. And rhymes with bang-bang, big bang, birth pang, blue tang, chain gang, cliff-hang, Da Nang, defang, go hang, harangue, linsang, meringue, mustang, orang, parang, press-gang, slam-bang, straphang, trepang, whizbang.

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