drop-dead

adjective
\ ˈdräp-ˈded How to pronounce drop-dead (audio) \

Definition of drop-dead

: sensationally striking, attractive, or impressive a drop-dead evening gown

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First Known Use of drop-dead

1970, in the meaning defined above

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“Drop-dead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drop-dead. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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drop-dead

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of drop-dead

informal : very attractive or impressive

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