from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. Slang To strike violently and repeatedly; batter or maul.
- transitive v. Slang To defeat decisively.
- transitive v. Slang To criticize harshly.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To hit or bash severely; to seriously harm or damage.
- v. To overwrite (data) or override (an assignment of a value), often unintentionally or unexpectedly.
- n. Clothing.
- n. Equipment.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. personal possessions; -- an informal term.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of coarse paste made of ground cinders and flour, used to conceal the breaks in the leather of cobbled shoes.
- To conceal defects in, as by the use of clobber in cobbling shoes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight
- v. strike violently and repeatedly
- n. informal terms for personal possessions
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
British slang from 1941 CE; possibly onomatopoeic of the sound of detonated bombs in the distance. (Wiktionary)
British slang from 19th Century CE. (Wiktionary)