Examples of smack-dab in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Detroit Lions coach grew up a huge Cowboys fan in Glen Rose, Texas, a tiny town about 75 miles southwest of Dallas that got a population spike in the mid-1970s when a when a nuclear power plant opened smack-dab in the middle of oil country. Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press, 26 Jan. 2024 Trump’s hefty support is smack-dab in the middle of two wings of the Republican primary electorate: One wing is more establishment, moderate Republicans who adamantly oppose Trump, the other wing are the people who like Trump’s policies but aren’t fond of the man himself. Katie Bernardand, Kansas City Star, 30 Jan. 2024 His career was smack-dab in the Steelers’ dynasty era. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Nov. 2023 Brevard is smack-dab in the middle of waterfall country. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 8 Nov. 2023 The celebrity endorsers -- Mark Wahlberg, Cole Hauser, and Andy Pettitte -- are smack-dab in the middle of the target demographic. Neal B. Freeman, National Review, 22 Sep. 2023 Construction began on Angel Stadium in Anaheim in 1964 with Mickey Mouse presiding,* smack-dab in a cornfield that may or may not have been a Native American burial ground. Steve Henson, Los Angeles Times, 30 Aug. 2023 However, smack-dab between her stints on Jonas and Victorious was a single episode of The CW's 90210 spin-off that aired on the network in 2010. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 5 Aug. 2023 The original trilogy The films that started it all, these three are situated smack-dab in the middle of the Skywalker saga, starring Anakin and Padmé’s kids. Scottie Andrew, CNN, 4 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of smack-dab was in 1892

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“Smack-dab.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smack-dab. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition


: exactly sense 1b
smack-dab in the middle
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