Origin of plastered
verb (used with object)
- to defeat decisively; trounce; drub.
- to knock down or injure, as by a blow or beating.
- to inflict serious damage or injury on by heavy bombing, shelling, or other means of attack.
Origin of plaster
Related Words for plasteredgone, inebriated, bombed, stoned, loaded, potted, flying, lit, sloshed, wasted, flushed, stewed, crocked, sauced, buzzed, drinking, totaled, polluted, blitzed, pissed
Examples from the Web for plastered
Contemporary Examples of plastered
Inside the bus, the walls are plastered with famous figures over swirls of chromatic paint.On the Road With Kesey's (Drug-Free) Acid Test
August 27, 2014
On the streets of Cairo pictures of Sisi in full military garb are plastered on billboards and hang from lampposts.Egypt Prepares to Anoint a Dictator and Call it an Election
May 21, 2014
Is it a stretch to imagine that similar socio-cultural barriers are erected even when that name is plastered on billboards?Why Isn’t Idris Elba A Bigger Movie Star?
November 29, 2013
Inspiring words like “LEGEND,” “ATHLETE,” and “ROCK STAR” are plastered on the walls.SoulCycle Is a Booming Exercise Chain for the 1 Percent
July 19, 2013
His face was plastered all over walls and billboards across Gaza and the West Bank.Arab Idol Mohammad Assaf Is the Middle East’s Newest Ambassador
June 27, 2013
Historical Examples of plastered
Her hair had streamed loose and was plastered about her face, her throat, her arms.The Innocent Adventuress
Mary Hastings Bradley
Their clothes were plastered to their bodies and they looked shrunken.L'Assommoir
His body is plastered all over with mud; he has nothing on but mud.Things as They Are
It deluged them with water, and plastered them with flying seaweed and ice.Cap'n Eri
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
We got wet, scratched, and plastered with mire all over our nether garments.Chance
Word Origin for plaster
late Old English plaster "medicinal application," from Vulgar Latin plastrum, shortened from Latin emplastrum "a plaster" (in the medical as well as the building sense), from Greek emplastron "salve, plaster" (used by Galen instead of more usual emplaston), noun use of neuter of emplastos "daubed on," from en- "on" + plastos "molded," from plassein "to mold" (see plasma). The building construction material is first recorded in English c.1300, via Old French plastre, from the same source, and in early use the English word often had the French spelling.
"to coat with plaster," early 14c., from plaster (n.) and partly Old French plastrier "to cover with plaster" (Modern French plâtrer), from plastre (see plaster (n.). Related: Plastered; plastering. Figurative use from c.1600. Meaning "to bomb (a target) heavily" is first recorded 1915. Sports sense of "to defeat decisively" is from 1919.