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It Has 7 letters ( s h e b a n g )         2 vowels ( e a )         5 consonants ( s h b n g )         Word on the contrary gnabehs

Which the Definition/Meaning of shebang in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 2
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_hash_ +‎ _bang_ or _sharp_ +‎ _bang_, after Etymology 1. NOUN SHEBANG (_plural_ SHEBANGS) * (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. SYNONYMS * hashbang

hash +‎ bang or sharp +‎ bang, after Etymology 1.

Noun

shebang (plural shebangs)

  1. (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.
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Which the Definition/Meaning of shebang in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 1
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Unknown. First seen in 1862 with the meaning “temporary shelter”. The modern sense of “matter of concern” is from 1869; “vehicle” is from 1871–2. In the sense of “temporary shelter”, it was perhaps brought by US Civil War Confederate enlistees from Louisiana, from French _chabane_ (“hut, cabin”), a dialectal form of French _cabane_ (“a covered hut, lodge, cabin”) (see _cabin_, _cabana_). Alternatively, that sense may be from or have been influenced by _shebeen_ (“cabin where unlicensed liquor is sold and drunk”), attested pre-1800, chiefly in Ireland and Scotland, from Irish _síbín_ (“illicit whiskey”), a diminutive of _síob_ (“a drift”). The vehicle sense is perhaps from the unrelated French _char-a-banc_ (“bus-like wagon with many seats”). The sense of “matter of concern” is potentially from either, or onomatopoeia. ALTERNATIVE FORMS * chebang, schebang, sheebang NOUN SHEBANG (_uncountable_) * (archaic) A lean-to or temporary shelter. * 1862, Walt Whitman, _Journal,_ December: Their SHEBANG enclosures of bushes. * 1889, Bret Harte, _The Heritage of Dedlow Marsh_ _They say that old pirate, Kingfisher Culpepper, had a stock of the real thing from Robertson County laid in his SHEBANG on the Marsh just before he died._ * Any matter of present concern; thing; or business. * 1869, Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), letter to publisher: I like the book, I like you and your style and your business vim, and believe the CHEBANG will be a success. * 1934, Robert E. Howard, _Sluggers on the Beach_: _"Before I'd share anything with you," he said bitterly, "I’d lose the whole SHEBANG."_ * (obsolete) A vehicle. * 1871, December 14, Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), “Roughing It” (lecture), printed in Fred W. Lorch, “Mark Twain’s Lecture from Roughing it”, in _American Literature_, volume 22, number 3 (November 1950), pages 305: _[…] So they got into the empty omnibus and sat down. Colonel Jack says: “...What is the name of this.” Colonel Jim told him it was a barouche. After a while he poked his head out in front and said to the driver, “I say, Johnny, this suits_ me_. We want this SHEBANG all day. Let the horses go.”_ QUOTATIONS * For usage examples of this term, see the citations page. DERIVED TERMS * whole shebang REFERENCES * ^ However, the term was not, as is sometimes stated, commonly used of shelters at at Andersonville. According to the US National Park Service, "While shebang was a term sometimes used to describe prisoner shelters at Andersonville, its usage was probably quite limited. In some 1,200 pages of postwar testimony by prisoners held at Andersonville, the word appears four times, and is virtually absent from most prisoner diaries and contemporary memoirs." The terms _burrow_, _dugout_, _hut_, _lean-to_, _shanty_, _shelter_ and _tent_ are far more common. * ^ Take our Word * ↑ 3.0 3.1 “whole shebang, the ”, _Wordorigins.org,_ Dave Wilton, Tuesday, February 20, 2007. * ^ _Take our Word_ * _Shebang._ _Cassell's Dictionary of Slang_ By Jonathon Green, Sterling Pub. Co., Inc. 2006, p. 1261

Unknown. First seen in 1862 with the meaning “temporary shelter”. The modern sense of “matter of concern” is from 1869; “vehicle” is from 1871–2.

In the sense of “temporary shelter”, it was perhaps brought by US Civil War Confederate enlistees from Louisiana, from French chabane (hut, cabin), a dialectal form of French cabane (a covered hut, lodge, cabin) (see cabin, cabana). Alternatively, that sense may be from or have been influenced by shebeen (cabin where unlicensed liquor is sold and drunk), attested pre-1800, chiefly in Ireland and Scotland, from Irish síbín (illicit whiskey), a diminutive of síob (a drift).

The vehicle sense is perhaps from the unrelated French char-a-banc (bus-like wagon with many seats). The sense of “matter of concern” is potentially from either, or onomatopoeia.

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Noun

shebang (uncountable)

  1. (archaic) A lean-to or temporary shelter.
  2. Any matter of present concern; thing; or business.
  3. (obsolete) A vehicle.

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  1. ^ However, the term was not, as is sometimes stated, commonly used of shelters at at Andersonville. According to the US National Park Service, "While shebang was a term sometimes used to describe prisoner shelters at Andersonville, its usage was probably quite limited. In some 1,200 pages of postwar testimony by prisoners held at Andersonville, the word appears four times, and is virtually absent from most prisoner diaries and contemporary memoirs." The terms burrow, dugout, hut, lean-to, shanty, shelter and tent are far more common.
  2. ^ Take our Word
  3. 3.0 3.1 “whole shebang, the ”, Wordorigins.org, Dave Wilton, Tuesday, February 20, 2007.
  4. ^ Take our Word


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