Nearby words

  1. smarts,
  2. smartwatch,
  3. smartweed,
  4. smarty,
  5. smarty-pants,
  6. smash hit,
  7. smash-and-grab,
  8. smash-up,
  9. smashed,
  10. smasher

Origin of smash

1690–1700; perhaps blend of smack2 and mash1

Related formssmash·a·ble, adjective

Synonym study

1. See break.

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British Dictionary definitions for smash

smash

/ (smæʃ) /

verb

noun

adverb

with a smash
See also smash-up

Derived Formssmashable, adjective

Word Origin for smash

C18: probably from sm (ack ² + m) ash

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Word Origin and History for smash
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