blockbuster

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

block +‎ buster

Pronunciation[edit]

  • /blŏk'bŭs'tər/

Noun[edit]

blockbuster (plural blockbusters)

  1. A high-explosive bomb used for the purposes of demolishing extensive areas, such as a city block.
  2. (informal) Something, such as a film or book, that sustains exceptional and widespread popularity and achieves enormous sales, as opposed to a box office bomb.
  3. (slang) Anything very large or powerful; a whopper.
    • 1998, Yves Beauchemin, The Second Fiddle (page 383)
      “How nice," she responded to his invitation, “but I've got a blockbuster of a headache. I'm paying for last night. Call me tomorrow, will you?"
  4. A large firework of the firecracker type; an M-80.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

blockbuster m (plural blockbusters)

  1. blockbuster (film)

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

blockbuster m (plural blockbusters)

  1. blockbuster (film)