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smasher

[smash-er] /ˈsmæʃ ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that smashes.
2.
a person or thing that is excellent, impressive, extraordinary, or the like:
That new off-Broadway show is a real smasher.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; smash + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for smashers

smasher

/ˈsmæʃə/
noun
1.
(informal, mainly Brit) a person or thing that is very attractive or outstanding
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Slang definitions & phrases for smashers

smash and grab

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(also crash and dash) Crude and violent: There's a major difference between the smash-and-grab tactics of the tabloids and the relatively sober treatment these stories get on the networks/ Deregulation promoted the casino economy, with its leveraged buyouts and smash-and-grab finance/ The attempted burglary was like scores of other ''crash-and-dash'' thefts

noun phrase

A crude and violent robbery: The smash and grab guys break through your closed window and grab your valuables, knowing that you're going to be stunned and perhaps blinded by bits of flying glass (1927+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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