verb (used with object), shel·lacked, shel·lack·ing.
- to defeat; trounce.
- to thrash soundly.
Origin of shellac
Examples from the Web for shellacked
Contemporary Examples of shellacked
In 1982, when Reagan got shellacked in the midterm elections, the unemployment rate was near 11 percent.Lousy Economy Won't Sink Obama
June 6, 2011
Just ask Bob Inglis, the South Carolina congressman, who was shellacked by primary challenger Trey Gowdy in June.South Carolina's GOP Civil War
Samuel P. Jacobs
September 21, 2010
Historical Examples of shellacked
A floor which has been shellacked should be wiped with warm water.
The floors of the Sunshine apartment were hard finished and shellacked.The Van Dwellers
Albert Bigelow Paine
She was grimed and shellacked with dirt and grease, and smelled abominably.Moran of the Lady Letty
These Cameras are made of hardwood, shellacked, not varnished.Photogravure
Henry R. Blaney
He shellacked the condensers and other exposed parts and found the proceeding rather effective.The Home of the Blizzard