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wipeout

or wipe-out

[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.
Origin of wipeout
1920-1925
1920-25; noun use of verb phrase wipe out
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n.

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

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wiped out, be

verb phrase

To be wrecked, ruined, finished; get it in the neck, SHOOT someone DOWN

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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