- (transitive, slang) To hit or bash severely.
- (transitive, computing) To overwrite (data), usually unintentionally.
British slang dated in the 19th Century CE.
NounClobber (plural Clobbers)
bang, bash, bat, bear the palm, beat, beat all hollow, belt, best, biff, blank, blast, bonk, bulldoze, clap, clip, clout, clump, coldcock, crack, cream, cut, dash, deal, deal a blow, deck, defeat, defeat utterly, drub, fetch, fetch a blow, hit, hit a clip, jab, knock, knock cold, knock down, knock out, lambaste, let have it, lick, overbear, overwhelm, paste, plunk, poke, punch, schmear, shellac, shut out, skin, skunk, slam, slog, slug, smack, smash, smear, smite, smother, snap, snow under, soak, sock, steamroller, strike, strike at, swat, swipe, take the cake, thrash, thump, thwack, trim, triumph, trounce, wallop, whack, wham, whelm, whitewash, whomp, whop, win, worst, yerk
- The translations below need to be checked.
- “Clobber” in the Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper, 2001
- The Dinkum Dictionary
- "The Jargon File."