Meaning of SHEBANG in English


/sheuh bang"/ , n.

1. Informal. the structure of something, as of an organization, contrivance, or affair: The whole shebang fell apart when the chairman quit.

2. a primitive dwelling; shack; shanty.

[1860-65, Amer.; orig. uncert. (perh. alter. of CHAR- -BANC, though sense shift unclear; SHEBEEN, often cited as the source, is implausible both phonetically and semantically)]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .