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wipeout

[wahyp-out] /ˈwaɪpˌaʊt/
noun
1.
Informal. destruction, annihilation, or murder.
2.
Informal. (in sports) a decisive defeat.
3.
a fall from a surfboard.
4.
Slang. a total or complete failure:
to suffer a wipeout in the stock market.
5.
Slang. complete physical exhaustion.
Also, wipe-out.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; noun use of verb phrase wipe out
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Word Origin and History for wipe-out

wipeout

n.

1962, American English, surfer slang, from wipe (v.) + out. Sense of "destruction, defeat, a killing" is recorded from 1968.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for wipe-out

wipeout

noun
  1. A fall from the surfboard, esp a spectacular one (1960s+ Surfers)
  2. (also wipe) A killing, esp a gangland execution; rubout: I don't know a goddam thing about this goddam Covino wipe (1925+)

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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