smashing

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Particularly: “I've heard that the 2nd sense'' stated below very good could be from the Irish phrase is maith sin (literally: that is good). When said quickly, the Irish sounds a bit like smashing. C.f.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/irish/blas/learners/beag1/lesson2.shtml (The following link is no longer active Http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/irish/blas/education/beginnersblas/influence.shtml)”

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

smashing ‎(comparative more smashing, superlative most smashing)

  1. Serving to smash (something).
    The boxer delivered a smashing blow to his opponent's head.
  2. (British informal) Wonderful, very good or impressive.
    We had a smashing time at the zoo.

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Noun[edit]

smashing ‎(plural smashings)

  1. Gerund: The action of the verb to smash.
    Some Greek dance is traditionally accompanied by the smashing of crockery.

Verb[edit]

smashing

  1. present participle of smash