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sockdolager

noun sock·dol·a·ger \säk-ˈdä-li-jər\

Definition of sockdolager

  1. 1 :  something that settles a matter :  a decisive blow or answer :  finisher

  2. 2 :  something outstanding or exceptional



Examples of sockdolager

  1. <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

or sock·dol·o·ger play \säk-ˈdä-li-jər\

Origin of sockdolager

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1830


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