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shellacking

noun

Simple Definition of shellacking

  • : a very bad defeat

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of shellacking

  1. :  a decisive defeat :  drubbing

Examples of shellacking in a sentence

  1. They took a shellacking in yesterday's game.

  2. <suffered a shellacking at the hands of a vastly superior opposition>



1931

First Known Use of shellacking

1931



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