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Word of the Day 8/4/14 Sockdolager

Sockdolager (noun)
sock·dol·a·ger [sok-dol-uh-jer]


noun Older Slang.
1. something unusually large, heavy, etc.
2. a decisive reply, argument, etc.
3. a heavy, finishing blow: His right jab is a real sockdolager.

Origin: 1820–30, Americanism; sock + -dolager, of uncertain origin

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