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[smak-er] /ˈsmæk ər/
noun, Slang.
a dollar.
a noisy kiss.
Origin of smacker
An Americanism dating back to 1915-20; smack2 + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • This time Drew seemed determined to deal Johnny at least one smacker on the face.

    The Arrow of Fire

    Roy J. Snell
British Dictionary definitions for smacker


noun (slang)
a loud kiss; smack
a pound note or dollar bill
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for smacker

"money," c.1918, American English slang, perhaps from smack (v.1) on notion of something "smacked" into the palm of the hand. Extended form smackeroo is attested from 1939.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for smacker



  1. (also smackeroo) A dollar; buck: having to cough up a thousand smackers/ That car's not worth a single smackeroo (entry form 1921+, variant 1940s+)
  2. A kiss; smack: Slip me a smacker, sister (1775+)

[the money sense, attested also of pesos and pounds sterling, may echo the slapping down of a bill on a counter, gambling table, etc, and hence be semantically related to plank and plunk for coins]

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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