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smashing

[smash-ing] /ˈsmæʃ ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
impressive or wonderful:
a smashing display.
2.
crushing or devastating:
a smashing defeat.
Origin of smashing
1825-1835
1825-35; smash + -ing2
Related forms
smashingly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for smashingly

smashing

/ˈsmæʃɪŋ/
adjective
1.
(informal, mainly Brit) excellent or first-rate; wonderful: we had a smashing time
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Word Origin and History for smashingly

smashing

adj.

1833, "violently crushing to pieces," present participle adjective from smash (v.). Meaning "pleasing, sensational" is from 1911. Related: Smashingly.

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

smashing

adjective

Excellent; wonderful • Still chiefly British: I told her she had a smashing figure (1911+)

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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