verb (used with object), dy·na·mit·ed, dy·na·mit·ing.
Origin of dynamite
Examples from the Web for dynamite
Contemporary Examples of dynamite
One strip, Foolish Grandpa and Sour Henry, shows Grandpa being hit on the head by a sandbag and blown up by dynamite.The Magazine That Made—and Unmade—Politicians
November 2, 2014
But the poem set off tiny sticks of dynamite behind my eyes.Dealing With Dad the Dealer
April 9, 2014
“Coulda been a dynamite gig, too, man,” Berry Oakley laments.Stacks: Hitting the Note with the Allman Brothers Band
March 15, 2014
He would turn up at private views with distress flares and sticks of dynamite and stuff.Joshua Compston Was Once the Wunderkind of the British Art World…and Now He’s Been Practically Forgotten
January 17, 2014
The state he lived in licensed purchasers of dynamite and other incendiaries only after a background check.Who’s Safe With a Gun? Don’t Ask a Shrink
May 12, 2013
Historical Examples of dynamite
It is said that dynamite must have been used, and that in a very large quantity.Jennie Baxter, Journalist
He was tackling a delicate job—like juggling a car-load of dynamite.The Cruise of the Dry Dock
T. S. Stribling
None of your dynamite pudding that,—as green as grass and as sour as vinegar.The Manxman
His hands had been blown away by a dynamite cartridge while fishing in some lagoon.Within the Tides
The railway will know where to go for dynamite should we get short at any time.Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard
Word Origin for dynamite
1867, from Swedish dynamit, coined 1867 by its inventor, Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel (1833-1896), from Greek dynamis "power" (see dynamic (adj.)) + -ite (2). Figurative sense of "something potentially dangerous" is from 1922. Positive sense of "dynamic and excellent" by mid-1960s, perhaps originally Black English.
1881, from dynamite (n.). Related: Dynamited; dynamiting.