blockbuster

noun, often attributive block·bust·er \ ˈbläk-ˌbəs-tər \

Definition of blockbuster

1 : a very large high-explosive bomb
2 : one that is notably expensive, effective, successful, large, or extravagant
3 : one who engages in blockbusting

Examples of blockbuster in a Sentence

  1. a 900-page blockbuster of a novel

  2. the movie is expected to be the biggest blockbuster of the summer

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First Known Use of blockbuster

1942

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of blockbuster for English Language Learners

  • : something that is very large, expensive, or successful



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