blockbuster

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

Definition of blockbuster

  1. 1 :  a very large high-explosive bomb

  2. 2 :  one that is notably expensive, effective, successful, large, or extravagant

  3. 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>

1942

First Known Use of blockbuster

1942


BLOCKBUSTER Defined for English Language Learners

blockbuster

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

Definition of blockbuster for English Language Learners

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



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