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floorer

[flawr-er, flohr-]
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noun
  1. a person who lays floors.
  2. a person, blow, etc., that knocks someone or something to the floor.
  3. Informal. something that beats, overwhelms, or confounds.

Origin of floorer

First recorded in 1785–95; floor + -er1
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Examples from the Web for floorer

Historical Examples

  • Just fancy, sir, being able to give him a floorer without helping it.

    Fix Bay'nets

    George Manville Fenn

  • Were your drawing rooms and your second floorer on terms of intimacy?

    Great Porter Square, v. 1

    Benjamin Leopold Farjeon

  • Which to take the first of the turnstile wings is the floorer.

  • "Take that, then," said the other, and gave him a floorer; but he was prevented from falling by those around him.

  • Floorer, a blow sufficiently strong to knock a man down, or bring him to the floor.

    The Slang Dictionary

    John Camden Hotten