clobbers, clobbering, clobbered1) N-UNCOUNT You can refer to someone's possessions, especially their clothes, as their clobber. [BRIT, INFORMAL]2) VERB If you clobber someone, you hit them. [INFORMAL]
[V n] Hillary clobbered him with a vase.3) VERB If a person or company is clobbered by something, they are very badly affected by it. [INFORMAL]
[be V-ed] The construction industry was clobbered by recession...
[V n] Sticky weather in May and June clobbered sales of Thorntons' chocolates.
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clobber — n. personal possessions; an informal term; as, did you take all your clobber?. Syn: stuff. [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
clobber — (v.) 1941, British air force slang, probably related to bombing; possibly echoic. Related: Clobbered; clobbering. In late 19c. British slang the word principally had to do with clothing, e.g. clobber (n.) clothes, (v.) to dress smartly; clobber… … Etymology dictionary
clobber — [v] hit, beat belt, blast, drub, lambaste*, lick, shellac*, slam, slug, smash, smear, smother, thrash, trim, wallop, whip; concepts 189,252 … New thesaurus
clobber — ► NOUN Brit. informal ▪ clothing and personal belongings. ORIGIN of unknown origin … English terms dictionary
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clobber — 1 verb (T) informal 1 to hit someone very hard: I ll clobber you if you say that again. 2 to defeat someone very easily in a way that is embarrassing for the team that loses: The Dallas Cowboys clobbered the Buffalo Bills last night. 3 to affect… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
clobber — clob|ber1 [ˈklɔbə US ˈkla:bər] v [T] informal 1.) to hit someone very hard 2.) to affect or punish someone or something badly, especially by making them lose money ▪ The paper got clobbered for libel. ▪ The company has been clobbered by falling… … Dictionary of contemporary English
clobber — I UK [ˈklɒbə(r)] / US [ˈklɑbər] verb [transitive] Word forms clobber : present tense I/you/we/they clobber he/she/it clobbers present participle clobbering past tense clobbered past participle clobbered informal 1) to defeat someone easily 2) to… … English dictionary
clobber — I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1879 slang British clothes 1 II. transitive verb (clobbered; clobbering) Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1943 1. to pound mercilessly; … New Collegiate Dictionary