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Today's Word "Sockdolager"

sockdolager \sok-DOL-uh-juhr\ noun - 1 : A decisive blow or remark. 2 : Something exceptional or outstanding.

"This winter storm was described on the news as a 'real sockdolager,' as the white stuff piled up all along the East Coast like Japanese beetles in a rose trap."

Of unknown origin, apparently from 'sock' as in to hit or strike forcefully.


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