American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. Slang To strike violently and repeatedly; batter or maul.
- v. Slang To defeat decisively.
- v. Slang To criticize harshly.
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.
- v. transitive, slang To hit or bash severely; to seriously harm or damage.
- v. transitive, computing To overwrite (data) or override (an assignment of a value), often unintentionally or unexpectedly.
- n. UK, Australia, slang Clothing.
- n. UK, slang Equipment.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. personal possessions; -- an informal term.
- v. beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight
- v. strike violently and repeatedly
- n. informal terms for personal possessions
- British slang from 19th Century CE. (Wiktionary)
- Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Baccy down me sock, someone says something a little out of sway, a stranger in all dark non-prison clobber is opposite my open cell door flashing his watch in my direction he was.”
“Today in my Sunday school class I emphasized that those who use the material in Romans 1 about homosexuality as a weapon with which to condemn and "clobber" others have clearly made the error of stopping reading at the end of chapter 1 - which, like all the chapter and verse divisions in the New Testament, was not in the letter Paul wrote.”
“Yes, there are the four to six "clobber" verses, but surely the overall message of Scripture is one of compassion, justice, and a recognition that we are all created in God's image.”
“The SEC contends in its most recent case that Thomas Badian's brother, Andreas Badian, an official at Rhino, directed three brokers who were affiliated with Refco Securities, two of them were also affiliated with another brokerage that was named in the case to sell short massive amounts of Sedona shares with "unbridled levels of aggression," intending to "clobber" Sedona's stock price until it collapsed.”
“The First/Last/Next/Prev and the "Show my last search results" links at the top of a bug now work with multiple searches, so doing a new search won't "clobber" your old list.”
“Barbour singled out the President's proposed cap and trade system to control greenhouse gasses, saying that the potential cost would "clobber" families.”
“Jim Doyle addresses a quarterly meeting of Milwaukee-area business leaders on Thursday, he will be facing some who believe his proposed business-tax increases will "clobber" the region's most crucial industries, says Tim Sheehy, president of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce.”
“The so-called homosexuality 'clobber' passages number six, none of which were attributed to Jesus, apparently.”
“I expected it to close any open tabs -- in other words, "clobber" them.”
“They actually 'clobber' them on that front really, again becuase for 90% of Google's offerings, they DON'T CHARGE.”
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