smackdown etymology

English word smackdown comes from English smack, English down

Detailed word origin of smackdown

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
smack English (eng) As if with a smack or slap (New Zealand) To strike a child (usually on the buttocks) as a form of discipline. (US spank). To kiss with a close compression of the lips, so as to make a sound when they separate.. To slap someone, or to make a smacking sound.. To wetly separate the lips, making a noise, after tasting something or in expectation of a treat. (intransitive) To have a particular [...]
down English (eng) From one end to another of.. From the higher end to the lower of. (baseball, colloquial, following the noun modified) Out.. (colloquial) With "on", negative about, hostile to. (not comparable) Inoperable; out of order; out of service.. (not comparable, US, slang) Comfortable with, accepting of.. (not comparable, military, aviation, slang, of an aircraft) Mechanically failed, collided, shot [...]
smackdown English (eng) A fight; a beating, a physical or emotional confrontation.

Words with the same origin as smackdown

Descendants of smack
smash smoochiness smoochy
Descendants of down
dune dunesand tsukihitza