Smashers

smasher

[smash-er]
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:
1785–95; smash + -er1

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smasher (ˈsmæʃə)
 
n
informal chiefly (Brit) a person or thing that is very attractive or outstanding

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smash
1778, "break to pieces," earlier "kick downstairs" (c.1700), probably of imitative origin (cf. smack, mash). Smashed "drunk" is slang from 1962. Smash-up "collision" is recorded from 1856; smash-and-grab is first attested 1927. Smashing "pleasing, sensational" is from 1911.

smash
1839, "failure, financial collapse," from smash (v.). Tennis sense is from 1882. Meaning "great success" is from 1923 ("Variety" headline, Oct. 16, in ref. to Broadway productions of "The Fool" and "The Rise of Rosie O'Reilly").
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