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"This wer a reg'ler sockdollager!" said Jim Chowder, when narrating the circumstances to us; for on this unexpected enquiry after the mate coming so suddenly after the men had treated him in so ignominious a fashion, they were "knocked all aback!"
The Island Treasure 1887
mollusque commented on the word sockdollager
Variant of sockdolager.
January 12, 2009
grandpa27 commented on the word sockdollager
Years ago I came across "sockdollager" in a essay by Charles Sanders Pierce, a 19th century logician. He wrote in the 1880's. The word has stuck with me, but I have never seen it in a dictionary. It is slang of an earlier age.
March 30, 2009
drissel commented on the word sockdollager
Spoonerism for "doxologer?"
July 18, 2009