slam·​mer ˈsla-mər How to pronounce slammer (audio)

Examples of slammer in a Sentence

the Mafia capo ultimately landed in the slammer on a conviction of income tax evasion
Recent Examples on the Web Here’s the reason Jim Harbaugh and his Michigan football program should remain in the Big Ten slammer before transferring to the one of the NCAA while coming nowhere near the College Football Playoff. Terence Moore, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 While hunters shot some great deer in September (just scroll down to see them), there were not quite as many true slammers as in years past. Scott Bestul, Field & Stream, 1 Nov. 2023 The walls are covered with tchotchkes and photos of patrons and golden-age Hollywood celebs alike, and owner Pete Siahamis makes sure every lady who walks in feels like a star, too, by giving them a rose and an Alabama slammer shot. Rebecca Treon, Chron, 24 Mar. 2023 That was the door-slammer. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 Feb. 2021 Tell that to Laran Kaplan, who tagged a 198-inch Hawkeye State slammer this month doing almost none of that. Scott Bestul, Field & Stream, 9 Jan. 2023 The charges are much steeper this time though, and John must call in a favor to ensure Summer doesn't spend most of her life in the slammer. Matt Cabral,, 11 Nov. 2022 Beckhart German American Cuisine Goetta bier cheese slammer: $7. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 13 Sep. 2022 Even if there weren’t many laughs to be had through all the tears shed in Monday's finale, which ended with Saul (Bob Odenkirk) in the slammer for the rest of his life, separated by razor wire from his one true love, Kim (Rhea Seehorn). Barbara Vandenburgh, USA TODAY, 16 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of slammer was in 1952

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“Slammer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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