Shellacking Definition

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noun
A whipping; flogging; beating.
Webster's New World
A thorough defeat.
Webster's New World

(informal, US) A heavy defeat, drubbing, or beating; used particularly in sports and political contexts.

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verb

Present participle of shellac.

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Other Word Forms of Shellacking

Noun

Singular:
shellacking
Plural:
shellackings

Origin of Shellacking

  • Noun sense: shellac is used in floor polish; compare polishing, as in "the other boxer in the match polished the floor with me; I took quite a polishing".

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