smackdown

noun smack·down \ ˈsmak-ˌdau̇n \
|Updated on: 5 Jul 2018

Definition of smackdown

1 : the act of knocking down or bringing down an opponent
2 : a contest in entertainment wrestling
3 : a decisive defeat
4 : a confrontation between rivals or competitors

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First Known Use of smackdown

1997

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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