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clobber

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noun clob·ber \ˈklä-bər\

Definition of clobber

slang, British

  1. :  clothes 1

Examples of clobber in a Sentence

  1. Just dump your clobber anywhere.

  2. still wearing the same clobber he wore as an undergrad at Cambridge

Origin and Etymology of clobber

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1879


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clobber

verb clob·ber

Definition of clobber

clobbered

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clobbering

play \-b(ə-)riŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to pound mercilessly; also :  to hit with force clobber a home run

  3. 2a :  to defeat overwhelminglyb :  to have a strongly negative impact on businesses clobbered by the recessionc :  to criticize harshly

Examples of clobber in a Sentence

  1. If you say anything I'll clobber you.

  2. We clobbered them in our last game.

  3. Businesses are being clobbered by the bad economy.

Origin and Etymology of clobber

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1942


CLOBBER Defined for English Language Learners

clobber

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noun

Definition of clobber for English Language Learners

  • : someone's clothes, supplies, or equipment

clobber

verb

Definition of clobber for English Language Learners

  • : to hit (someone) very hard

  • : to defeat (a person or team) very easily in a competition

  • : to have a very bad effect on (someone or something)


CLOBBER Defined for Kids

clobber

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verb clob·ber \ˈklä-bər\

Definition of clobber for Students

clobbered

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clobbering

  1. 1 :  to hit with force He clobbered a ball to the outfield.

  2. 2 :  to defeat very easily



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