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

verb (adverb)
1.
(transitive) to destroy completely; eradicate
2.
(transitive) (informal) to murder or kill
3.
(intransitive) to fall or jump off a surfboard or skateboard
noun
4.
an act or instance of wiping out
5.
the interference of one radio signal by another so that reception is impossible
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Word Origin and History for wipeout
n.

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

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Slang definitions & phrases for wipeout

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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