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sockdolager

noun sock·dol·a·ger \säk-ˈdä-li-jər\

Definition of SOCKDOLAGER

1
:  something that settles a matter :  a decisive blow or answer :  finisher
2
:  something outstanding or exceptional

Variants of SOCKDOLAGER

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

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>

Origin of SOCKDOLAGER

origin unknown
First Known Use: circa 1830

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