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she·bang

 (shə-băng′)
n. Slang
A situation, organization, contrivance, or set of facts or things: organized and ran the whole shebang.

[Origin unknown.]

shebang

(ʃɪˈbæŋ)
n
1. a situation, matter, or affair (esp in the phrase the whole shebang)
2. (Architecture) a hut or shack
[C19: of uncertain origin]

she•bang

(ʃəˈbæŋ)

n.
Informal. the structure of something: The whole shebang fell apart when the chairman quit.
[orig. uncertain]

shebang

- May come from an Irish name for a speakeasy—shebeen—so the "whole shebeen" was the whole drinking establishment; shebang also first meant "hut, shed, dwelling."
See also related terms for shed.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shebang - an entire system; used in the phrase `the whole shebang'
system, scheme - a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; "a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"
Translations

shebang

[ʃəˈbæŋ] N the whole shebang (= the whole thing) → todo el tinglado

shebang

n (inf) the whole shebangdie ganze Chose (inf), → der ganze Kram (inf)
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