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smackdown

[smak-doun] /ˈsmækˌdaʊn/
noun, Slang.
1.
a severe rebuke or criticism:
his amazing smackdown of the protesters.
2.
a humbling defeat.
3.
a confrontation, contest, or fight, as between wrestlers or other competitors.
Origin of smackdown
1990-1995
First recorded in 1990-95; smack2 + down1
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smackdown

/ˈsmækˌdaʊn/
noun (informal)
1.
a wrestling bout
2.
any intensely fought contest
3.
a decisive blow
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Contemporary definitions for smackdown
noun

a bitter contest; confrontation

Word Origin

1990

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