- a person or thing that slams.
- Usually the slammer. Also called the slam. Slang. a prison.
Origin of slammer
Related Wordspenitentiary, lockup, cell, prison, confinement, jail, gate, exit, bar, fence, door, port, doorway, dungeon, pound, solitary, cooler, stir, inside, joint
Examples from the Web for slammer
He was frequently arrested and was chucked into the slammer three times.The Life and Art of Radical Provocateur—and Commune Leader—Otto Muehl
September 22, 2014
Mitchum went along with the lawyer, only to receive a counteroffer from the judge—180 days in the slammer.The Stacks: Mr. Bad Taste and Trouble Himself: Robert Mitchum
July 19, 2014
Watch video of her underage drinking, public indecency, and extortion that warranted time in the slammer.Lindsay Lohan's Early Crimes & Misdemeanors
Sujay Kumar, The Daily Beast Video
July 7, 2010
A congressman who hid his illegal bounty in the ice box was sent the slammer.The 2009 Daily Beast Political Awards
Samuel P. Jacobs
December 23, 2009
But after that, the Homeguard 200 alerts the authorities and Garcia could end up back in the slammer.Fashion's Night In
September 11, 2009
Of Dr. Slammer also we have only a sketch, and that of the slightest character.
The officers—like Dr. Slammer, all the figures—fat boy included—were drawn from this stage of his life.Pickwickian Manners and Customs
As it was, Slammer stumped off in anger, leaving the Pickwickians to enjoy the evening in their own way.
Doctor Slammer was old; Jingle was young, and the lady felt flattered.
At that moment Doctor Slammer saw that the man he faced was not the one who had insulted him at the ball.
- the slammer slang prison
Word Origin and History for slammer
"jail, prison," 1952, perhaps from earlier U.S. slang sense of "door" (by 1943), agent noun from slam (v.). As "one who slams," from 1892.