Definition of sockdolager
1 : something that settles a matter : a decisive blow or answer : finisher
2 : something outstanding or exceptional
Examples of sockdolager
<the professor called it one sockdolager of a short story, but he seemed to be the only one in the room amused by this description>
Variants of sockdolager
Origin of sockdolager
First Known Use: circa 1830
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