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sockdollager

noun

  1. A decisive blow (1830+)
  2. A person or thing that is remarkable, wonderful, superior, etc; humdinger: his Dauntless Quest to lay his Sockdollager of a Product at the feet of the Public (1838+)

[fr a metathesis of doxology, ''the finish or finishing part of a religious service,'' as suggesting something that terminates, like a heavy blow; influenced by sock1]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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