smasher

[ smash-er ]
/ ˈsmæʃ ər /

noun

a person or thing that smashes.
a person or thing that is excellent, impressive, extraordinary, or the like: That new off-Broadway show is a real smasher.

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Origin of smasher

First recorded in 1785–95; smash + -er1

Definition for smasher (2 of 2)

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 smasher (1 of 2)

smasher

/ (ˈsmæʃə) /

noun

informal, mainly British a person or thing that is very attractive or outstanding

British Dictionary definitions for smasher (2 of 2)

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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