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smack-dab

smack-dab
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [smak dab]
    • /smæk dæb/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [smak dab]
    • /smæk dæb/

Definition of smack-dab word

  • adverb smack-dab directly; squarely: smack-dab in the middle. 1

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Origin of smack-dab

First appearance:

before 1890
One of the 20% newest English words
First recorded in 1890-95

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Smack-dab

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

smack-dab popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 71% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for smack-dab

adv smack-dab

  • all the way — You use all the way to emphasize how long a distance is.
  • as well — You use as well when mentioning something which happens in the same way as something else already mentioned, or which should be considered at the same time as that thing.
  • factually — of or relating to facts; concerning facts: factual accuracy.

adverb smack-dab

  • beeline — the most direct route between two places (esp in the phrase make a beeline for)
  • fair — free from bias, dishonesty, or injustice: a fair decision; a fair judge.
  • flush — a hand or set of cards all of one suit. Compare royal flush, straight flush.
  • just — guided by truth, reason, justice, and fairness: We hope to be just in our understanding of such difficult situations.

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