cherry bomb


: a powerful globular red firecracker

Examples of cherry bomb in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The worker was concerned that the item was a cherry bomb. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 11 Aug. 2023 In this blistering first track off Fousheé’s second LP, the New Jersey native scream-stutters the chorus like a ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-cherry bomb exploding any notion of genre. ELLE, 22 Dec. 2022 One that is retail ready is a cherry bomb barbecue sauce that infuses cherry juice infused with the smoky heat of chipotle peppers. Cathy Kozlowicz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 24 May 2022 Convicted of throwing a cherry bomb and sentenced to five years in federal prison (though he was ultimately pardoned), Mechanic went on the run—for 28 years. Eric McQuade, The Atlantic, 27 Dec. 2021 Side-by-side: A pair of 2018 Eden Rift Pinot Noirs from California’s Cienega Valley – Reserve ($72) and Terraces ($64) yield an umami, mushroom, minty / eucalyptus black-cherry taste, with neither being a typical cherry bomb. Marc Bona, cleveland, 13 Dec. 2021 Cherry for sure, but not a smack-you-in-the-face cherry bomb. Marc Bona, cleveland, 13 June 2021 But a 1972 decision by a federal appeals court that upheld a civil disorder conviction of man who threw a cherry bomb at a line of police officers responding to a fire at a riot on a university campus provides some guidance. oregonlive, 2 Sep. 2020 For posterity: mozzarella, Berkshire sausage, cherry bomb pepper and basil, all on Coalfire’s signature blackened crust. Nick Kindelsperger,, 27 Aug. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cherry bomb was in 1953

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“Cherry bomb.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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