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

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Example Sentences

the Mafia capo ultimately landed in the slammer on a conviction of income tax evasion
Recent Examples on the Web 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 Others involved in the investigation who took a plea deal were only put in the slammer for five to seven years. Brian Moylan, Vulture, 6 Dec. 2021 He was sentenced Tuesday to 41 months in the slammer. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 18 Nov. 2021 Voters may once have looked at those violations as business-as-usual for pols, but over time, the penalties have morphed from mere fines to slammer-time — and likelier to sway voters. Los Angeles Times, 26 Oct. 2021 For example: Four-term sheriff Lee Baca, now in a federal slammer for obstructing an FBI investigation into jail abuse, got both a master’s and a doctorate in public administration from USC. Los Angeles Times, 3 Aug. 2021 Authorities claim Hickman played a central role as organizer, slammer and spotter, including pretending to be a witness to accidents staged by others. John Simerman,, 5 Nov. 2020 The white-collar probe took on a dark specter in September, when Garrison, an allegedly prolific slammer, was shot dead at age 54 inside his apartment in the Gentilly neighborhood. John Simerman,, 5 Nov. 2020 See More

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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 24 Sep. 2022.

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Last Updated: 22 Sep 2022

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