noun Slang.

a severe rebuke or criticism: his amazing smackdown of the protesters.
a humbling defeat.
a confrontation, contest, or fight, as between wrestlers or other competitors.

Origin of smackdown

First recorded in 1990–95; smack2 + down1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun informal

a wrestling bout
any intensely fought contest
a decisive blow
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