- to batter severely; strike heavily: He tried to clobber me with his club.
- to defeat decisively; drub; trounce.
- to denounce or criticize vigorously.
Origin of clobber1
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- to paint over existing decoration on (a ceramic piece).
Origin of clobber3
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Examples from the Web for clobbered
Red Sox slugger David Ortiz clobbered the ball this October.The Red Sox Win the World Series: Big Papi By the Numbers
The Daily Beast
October 31, 2013
Watching the Republicans get clobbered among Hispanic voters apparently hastened the process.The New Era of Evolution Helps Pols Switch Stance on Issues from Gay Marriage to Immigration
April 3, 2013
“He lost a lot of donors; he was clobbered by conservative funders,” says Haskins.Republicans Play Catch-Up on Gay Marriage
March 26, 2013
Somehow he had clobbered Romney by 126 votes in the Electoral College and more than 2.5 million in the popular count.Who’s Skewed Now? Beaten GOP Wakes Up to the Real America
November 8, 2012
But a few Augusts later, Chicago and the Midwest got clobbered by thousands of cases while Queens was quiet.Mosquitoes and Stagnant Water: Why West Nile Virus Keeps Returning
August 17, 2012
Priests of Ismar, and when Ed clobbered the idol Pakriaa did consider having 'em all burned alive.West Of The Sun
To even suggest that all necessary information isn't contained therein, is enough to have you clobbered.
"And get clobbered in the stampeding around between the two great powers," Kenny said dryly.
It was Hollingwood, the metallurgist, looking unhappy with a tremendous bruise on his head where Wayne had clobbered him.The Judas Valley
And something about the size of Luna came out of nowhere and clobbered me on the occiput.A Spaceship Named McGuire
Gordon Randall Garrett
- to beat or batter
- to defeat utterly
- to criticize severely
- British slang personal belongings, such as clothes and accessories
- (tr) to paint over existing decoration on (pottery)
Word Origin and History for clobbered
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."