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smacking

[ smak-ing ]

adjective

  1. smart, brisk, or strong, as a breeze.
  2. Chiefly British Slang. smashing.


smacking

/ ˈsmækɪŋ /

adjective

  1. brisk; lively

    a smacking breeze



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Other Words From

  • smacking·ly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of smacking1

First recorded in 1585–95; smack 2 + -ing 2
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Example Sentences

Here's our pick of the most lip-smacking U.S. food festivals for summer 2014.

“Yelling and screaming and smacking me,” Thicke half-raps on the dark, paranoid track.

What about the law against the IRS smacking Tea Party-type nonprofits over the head with a two-by-four?

She did a pretty good job at first, but she did get a little bit hurt by smacking her bow arm with the string.

The Daily Mail reports with lip-smacking partisanship below.

They scorned the idea of making bunks, as smacking too much of civilization, and at night slept on boughs covered with blankets.

He went into the room below, knocked the neck off a wine bottle and poured the contents into a mug and drank, smacking his lips.

We had enough for baked apples and cream all winter, anyhow, Stella reckoned, smacking her lips at the thought.

They slackened their talk and began smacking their lips over ship-biscuit, marmalade, and tea.

"Ah, I perceive that we are going to have hot biscuits for supper tonight," remarked Phil, smacking his lips.

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