Origin of smash

1690–1700; perhaps blend of smack2 and mash1

Related forms

smash·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 Forms

smashable, adjective

Word Origin for smash

C18: probably from sm (ack ² + m) ash
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