\ ˈsmasht How to pronounce smashed (audio) \

Definition of smashed


Keep scrolling for more

Synonyms & Antonyms for smashed


broken, busted, fractured, fragmented, shattered



Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Examples of smashed in a Sentence

He had a few too many beers and was smashed. the smashed figurine left bits of china all over the rug

Recent Examples on the Web

Buildings are reflected in smashed windows in Paris on Dec. 9. Valentina Pop, WSJ, "French Riots Inflict Pain on Paris’s Shopkeepers," 13 Dec. 2018 Add olive oil, half the smashed garlic, onions, bay leaves and bacon. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "The Most Warming Winter Stew," 16 Nov. 2018 That would mean smashed windows would count as proof, and the victim wouldn’t have to come to court. Heather Knight,, "Car break-in crackdown bill made perfect sense. California lawmakers killed it," 15 June 2018 William Burunoff, said that his street is still littered with smashed beer bottles from college students partying on his street. Kate Talerico, The Courier-Journal, "Churchill Downs neighbors demand changes to Derby parking," 13 June 2018 In all, 234 people were charged in connection with the Inauguration Day disturbance that stretched over 16 blocks in downtown Washington and resulted in smashed windows and other property damage. Keith L. Alexander, Washington Post, "D.C. jury acquits man on most charges in Inauguration Day rioting, deadlocks on one count," 6 June 2018 Ahead of the hearing this week, the White House was doing its best to downplay that aspect of her career and instead attempted to portray it as a victory for a smashed glass ceiling. Graeme Mcmillan, WIRED, "While You Were Offline: And Now, Your Weekly Michael Cohen Update," 13 May 2018 Images of the crash scene showed a Waymo minivan with its side caved in and another vehicle with a smashed front end. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "Waymo self-driving minivan involved in crash in Arizona," 4 May 2018 The 7-Eleven remained closed on Monday and the smashed front window was boarded up. CBS News, "SUV plows into 7-Eleven, hits man, narrowly misses woman," 10 Apr. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'smashed.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of smashed

circa 1959, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about smashed

Statistics for smashed

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for smashed

The first known use of smashed was circa 1959

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for smashed



English Language Learners Definition of smashed

: broken to pieces
slang : very drunk

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on smashed

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with smashed

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for smashed

Nglish: Translation of smashed for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of smashed for Arabic Speakers

Comments on smashed

What made you want to look up smashed? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to move or proceed with twists and turns

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!