So does Christie really think he could clobber President Obama in 2012?
How can you talk about conciliation and bipartisanship…and then go out there and rip and snort and clobber the House Republicans?
1941, British air force slang, probably related to bombing; possibly echoic. Related: Clobbered; clobbering. In late 19c. British slang the word principally had to do with clothing, e.g. clobber (n.) "clothes," (v.) "to dress smartly;" clobber up "to patch old clothes for reuse."